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Think your planting is done by late spring? Try sowing some garlic this fall for a pungent, oh so tasty crop next summer.
Popular Plants Can Poison Your Pets: Baneberry, Deadly nightshade, Lambkill… As their folk names suggest, many seemingly innocent plants are a real hazard if eaten. It’s normal for cats and dogs to chew on long grass and other greenery. To ensure that poisonous plants aren’t on the menu, all gardeners with pets (not to mention young children or visiting grandkids) should poison-proof their gardens.
Dr. David Suzuki identifies with a hummingbird. The bird is the hero of a South American fable. In the story a forest fire is roaring. All the animals are fleeing the conflagration. Not the hummingbird. It flies towards the inferno with a single drop of water...
As Canadians, one in five of us are considered birdwatchers. My husband and I are full-time RVers, and this lifestyle has made it very exciting to observe birds all over North America. We have envied birding sites in such places as the Carolinian forests of Point...
A snapshot into the life of a lighthouse keeper in spring.
Over the past few years, I have learned so much about backyard birding from my friends at Bird Studies Canada (BSC). I have met people like Jody Allair, a resident BSC biologist and science educator, who has forgotten more than I will ever learn about wild birds. And...
Alpacas are gentle animal with hair that makes wool on par with cashmere.
Martha died at the ripe old age of 29, the last in a very long string of Passenger Pigeons. She was the namesake of Martha Washington – President George Washington’s wife – who herself had suffered an earlier extinction incident in the spring of 1802.
Though not native to North America, the diminutive honeybee has become an important aspect of this continent’s agriculture and biodiversity. And now this species is facing some serious threats. Apis mellifera is also known as the western honeybee and European...
Heritage seeds get a helping hand from the dedicated gardeners at SODC.
We asked Robert Dick, our Astronomy Editor, for his take on Comet ISON, the bright light in the sky which seems to be exasperating night-sky watchers and failing to become “The Christmas Comet” / “Comet of the Century” that it was supposed to be.
Rototillers are not a sexy piece of equipment. But for about two hours a year there’s nothing better for sod-busting, earth churning goodness.
Spreading over continents and covering many countries including Canada, the Boreal forest plays a significant role in the planet’s biodiversity and its climate.
No doubt about it, the crow is the smartest bird on the farm. They are survivors.