It no secret. Invasive species are changing the land and water we love. They overwhelm habitat, choking out natural wildlife and vegetation. They spread aggressively and hold their ground stubbornly. Winning the fight against an invasive species takes science,...
What’s a bird’s equivalent of chocolate cheesecake?
Our gardening editor, Mark Cullen, has his hands in many things--including a monumental tribute to Canada's soldiers. His ambitious "Tree For Every Hero" was designed to commemorate fallen Canadian Armed Forces members whose final journey is along the Highway of...
Click Here to Listen to the Podcast
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...
A snapshot into the life of a lighthouse keeper in spring.
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.