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Q: On Saturday, June 9, we were riding the rail trail when we were stopped by a kid and dad who had found a baby snapping turtle. All of us were confounded by this as we had just seen the moms … more
I find conversations with other gardeners to be very enlightening. Either I learn something new from their experiences or am inspired to rethink some of my approaches to gardening. Such was the case … more
In a Naturewatch column I wrote, for the first Sunday in July 2006, we find a word to politicians: Keeping your head buried in the sand will keep you from needing to consider the effects of global … more
"Knee high by the Fourth of July" is a catchy rhyme that has long been used as a benchmark by farmers in assessing the progress of their corn crop. If corn has attained that height by the Fourth, it … more
Q: We've seen a family with nine goslings [on Center Pond] — do they gather little ones from other families? — Chris and Bob, DaltonA: Death of one or both parents, or other causes, … more
Though it is still June, the harvest season is well underway. By now, many gardeners have harvested radishes, spinach, leaf lettuce and perhaps even beets and carrots, if they were planted in April. … more
The monarch butterfly, once a familiar sight, is plummeting toward extinction.Aside from seeing more monarch butterflies last summer than in recent years, for instance, although seeing none the … more
One of the most important gardening tasks of late spring is pruning. So, grab your pruning shears and pruning saw and attend to these hacking uh, pruning tasks:- Snip off the spent flowers and seed … more
Bug off! No, not you! I am referring to the bugs, or more accurately, the insect pests that are beginning to bug me. Among these are the tiny flea beetles chewing holes in leaves of my radishes, the … more
Q: We have three questions, two from our 7- and 4-year-old boys who spend a lot of time in the outdoors learning all they can about nature. And one from their parents that I will begin with:For the … more
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