15 Trees for a Wildlife-Friendly, Edible Landsape

Trees for a wildlife-friendly, edible landscape

Want to transform your backyard to a food producing, wildlife-friendly garden? Start by choosing from these 15 trees for a wildlife-friendly, edible landscape. Wildlife value and edible parts of each tree are described.

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Giant Silk Moths and their Decline

Giant Silk Moths and their Decline

An introduction to our largest and showiest moths: Why some are declining and how you can help, are discussed in Giant Silk Moths and their Decline. This was inspired by our recent sighting of an imperial moth, a species which has been declining for decades here in the northeast.

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Gardening for Pollinators: 8 Tips

Gardening for pollinators: 8 tips

Pollinators are key species in all ecosystems, and you can help reverse their decline by gardening for pollinators with these 8 tips.

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Woolly oak galls, Callirhytis lanata

closeup woolly oak gall (640x480)

This must be a banner year in Massachusetts for woolly oak galls produced by the wasp Callirhytis lanata, because we naturalists-but-not-bug-experts who’ve never noticed them in past years, have been finding these quarter-inch, buff colored pompoms scattered all over the … Continue reading