With more than 4,000 bee species native to North America, these colorful insects are one of the easiest types of wildlife to attract to your garden.
With their bright orange and black wings, monarchs are one of the most easily recognizable butterflies.
Wildlife gardens should include more than just the furred and the feathered. For your next garden project, consider the slithery and the slimy, too.
Feeding wild birds is one of the easiest ways to experience the natural world right outside your door.
If you’re terrified by bats or consider them little more than winged mice, let me assure you that their benefits far outweigh any perceived negative impact they have.
When the Association of Zoos and Aquariums declared 2008 the Year of the Frog, they meant toads, too—because toads are a type of frog.
It’s hard to say who’s got the worst deal: the mole, who gets framed for garden damage done by the vole, or the vole, who gets away with the crime but toils in anonymity.
If you want to cause a ruckus in a roomful of gardeners, you don’t need to yell, “Fire!” Just announce in a loud, happy voice, “Squirrels are so darn cute!” Things will get ugly fast.
Think of it as room and board for dedicated garden workers who will boost your harvest and provide you with half your body weight in honey.
When we think of wildlife in a backyard garden, most of us picture rabbits, squirrels, sparrows, chickadees. Fierce, soaring hawks and mysterious, sharp-eyed owls are not what we expect in an urban yard.