To know insects is to respect them. They’re vital to our planet. Very few are nuisances, most are beneficial or, at least, benign.
When you plant with butterflies in mind, nothing screams “success” like the sight of them dancing from flower to flower.
As you tidy up your yard this fall, consider starting a brush pile. Easy to build, just follow our tips. Provide cover, shelter, den space, more.
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Why do raccoons wash their food? Raccoons and rabies. Orphaned, rescued raccoons. Are pets safe? More.
You should never pick up a turtle by the tail — it can hurt it. So, pick it up by grabbing on each side of its shell behind the front legs.
Do worms have a head? How long do they live? Do they freeze in winter? Why are the slimy? More.
The more earthworms there are, the more fertile the soil. Attract them with moisture, plant matter and a little TLC.
Mulch makes a big difference to planting beds. It helps to reduce evaporation, maintain soil temperature and more.