Alpacas are gentle animal with hair that makes wool on par with cashmere.
Remembering Martha – the Last Passenger Pigeon
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.
What’s Killing Our Country Bees?
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...
Just Like Grandma Used to Grow
Heritage seeds get a helping hand from the dedicated gardeners at SODC.
ISON: The Exasperating Comet
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.
It’s tiller time!
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.
Boreal Forest Facts
Spreading over continents and covering many countries including Canada, the Boreal forest plays a significant role in the planet’s biodiversity and its climate.
As the Crow Flies
No doubt about it, the crow is the smartest bird on the farm. They are survivors.
Seven Jewels of the Night Sky
Your guide to six of the most wondrous—and most obvious—celestial objects in the sky.