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In this week's NatureWatch, columnist Thom Smith answers readers' questions about songbirds, suet and planting butterfly gardens.
Snowbirds are arriving earlier and earlier each year. In this week's Naturewatch, columnist Thom Smith reports how the dark-eyed Junco has already has already been spotted in the Berkshires. According to folklore, the snowbird's arrival signals that snow is not far behind.
Thom Smith shares a few ways to preserve flowers and reeds. He also responds to a few questions about luna moths and the full moon.
Pamela B. Weatherbee writes in her “Flora of Berkshire County, Massachusetts” that the wild cucumber “Can be aggressive, swarming over other v…
This week, NatureWatch columnist answers readers' questions about "fairy webs" and light bulb stealing squirrels.
Q: I have noticed that the goldenrod is more prolific this year everywhere I look. And it also seems taller. I am wondering why. Also, I notic…
When we saw "Jay Z," the only fault we found was his name. He was a slender, short hair tan puppy with a blackish-tipped tail that wagged every time he saw us looking at him. So we needed to look no more at the assortment of dogs offered for adoption.
This week, NatureWatch columnist Thom Smith answers questions about the nesting habits of American robins, monarch caterpillars, dragonflies and updates us on the status of the disease killing off birds that visit our feeders.
A Pittsfield resident's concerns about the odd habits of a crane that's arrived in the neighborhood have NatureWatch columnist Thom Smith wondering if the concerning behavior is more of a case of misidentification. Could the young crane really be a great blue heron?
NatureWatch columnist Thom Smith answers questions about loosestrife, a reader's lack of garden slugs and beetles.