We've had one of the hottest months on record - what should you be doing for wildlife right now?
Another Japanese export that's changing the way we think about our world...
The large basswood tree on our Littleton farm is now full of fragrant, yellow flowers, attracting hordes of honeybees. Also known as lindens or lime trees, these trees are represented by at least thirty species across North America and...Show More Summary
A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked the Trump Administration's attempt to role back the clean air standards enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency under President Obama. Following the hesitancy of courts to fully...Show More Summary
Today is one of the days when people take more notice of the nature around them than usual. It's flying ant day.
Late last summer, a rosette of velvety leaves appeared near the edge of a field on our Littleton farm. Covered with silver-white hairs, the leaves persisted through the winter and, within the past few days, the plant has sent up stalks with small purple flowers.Our newcomer is lamb's ear, native to Turkey and Iran. Show More Summary
July, like January, is the most extreme month of its season, and during both months I must adapt to challenging weather if I want to walk our trails and observe wildlife. In January, when the wind is howling and it’s ten degrees Fahrenheit, I wait until mid-morning to venture outside swathed in several layers of […]
Flying back to Denver yesterday, clouds obscured the landscape of Missouri and eastern Kansas. When that curtain was finally removed, near WaKeeney, I was looking down on the flat terrain of west-central Kansas, where irregular, white formations broke the squares of cropland. Show More Summary
As a naturalist, a conservationist and a social liberal, I have long donated to a variety of organizations that share my philosophy and serve to protect the human rights and natural resources that I hope to defend. In concert with that...Show More Summary
This weekend is the time to celebrate our beautiful meadows. National Meadows Day, Saturday 1st July, is a nationally recognised day where we're encouraged to look at our meadows and think about how we can encourage the wildlife that lives in them.
Of my hundreds of trips to Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, on the Missouri River floodplain, the great majority have occurred in the morning. Yesterday, enticed by mild, sunny weather, a fellow birder and I opted for an evening visit.Rewarded...Show More Summary
A new series is coming to BBC One. Wild UK will focus on the beauty of one of the natural world. To celebrate BBC Springwatch has gathered some gorgeous photos of wilderness in the UK.
Believe it or not (we don't!) its been 20 years since the Harry Potter books first appeared on the shelves of book stores across the UK. We've been looking at some of the beautiful animals that featured in the series of books.
The world famous festival won't happen in 2018, and there's a really good reason why...
Leaving Longboat Key this morning, we drove north on Interstate 75, dodging thunderstorms all the way to southern Georgia. Between episodes of torrential rain, the sky would clear and, on several occasions, a swallow-tailed kite would...Show More Summary
While making one last visit to the seawall this evening, I heard the distinctive call of a chuck-will's-widow echoing from a mangrove island in Sarasota Bay. Often heard on Longboat Key during the summer months, these nocturnal birds...Show More Summary
Over the past couple of days, two pair of manatees have been feeding and lolling about in the boat canal of our condo complex on Longboat Key. Likely females with their calves, they are among the 6600 Florida manatees that inhabit coastal waters, bays and estuaries of the Southeastern U.S., from the Carolinas to Texas. Show More Summary