If you want to attract dragonflies to your garden, there are several ways to create a habitat to bring these brightly colored creatures zooming, hovering and darting across your landscape. Two involve smart planning; the third requires a bit of luck.
Birdhouses make lovely additions to a yard or garden. They can be aesthetically pleasing and, depending on the type and placement of the birdhouse, can attract a variety of different birds. While the primary consideration when putting up a birdhouse is the birds, there are a few other organisms you should consider, too.
Some animals share and pass down knowledge, creating cultural traditions, but one species of bird is really good at it.
For millions of years, flowering plants have engaged in an intricate ecological dance, evolving to protect themselves from predators and pathogens while, at the same time, developing ways to attract potential pollinators–both important parts of the plant’s life cycle. Pollinators, too, have been tied up in this tango, a back and forth of creating and overcoming attraction and resistance, access and exclusion, which, over time, has pushed each other to be perfect partners in their biological ballet. Here, we explore the intimate connections plants and pollinators depend on for survival and how this understanding can enhance our own efforts when gardening for wildlife.
As you explore wildlife landscaping recommendations, you will find a common theme around mowing. Conservationists are always encouraging people to mow their lawns less often or not to mow their fields from May to August. What is that all about?
Guam kingfisher chick is one of the rarest birds in the world.
If you’re among the 59 million Americans the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says feed wildlife around their homes and you’re searching for a bird seed that squirrels won’t eat, there’s a pretty good chance you’re wasting your time.
Note: Although this article is dated 2014, the content is worth revisiting, especially during the Spring and Summer seasons. We hope readers find it helpful.
Fruit-bearing plants, piles of leaves and other backyard choices can bring birds and get rid of insects.
Whether we identify as birders or photographers or both, we are always looking for ways to get closer to birds, or to bring them closer to us. Offering food—sating the hunger that is such a primal drive for all of us—is an easy way to do that. But knowing what kind of food is okay to supply, and when, and where, can be confusing.
Forest cover was crucial to avian evolution, a new study on the mass extinction event asserts.
Sixty-six million years ago, nothing seemed more unlikely than the dominance of bipedal apes and flying dinosaurs. Yet here we are.