Best Nectar Plants for Monarchs and Other Butterflies
Butterfly numbers plunge by 50 percent
Winter is a great time to see birds in your own wildlife garden as long as you have a lot of native plants with plenty of seeds, nuts and berries to attract wildlife.
Tree Massacre in the Wildlife Garden
Birding adventures to see the wintering ducks. Views of the Cambridge waterfront of the Choptank River, Maryland.
Vacation, a Superfund Cleanup Site, No Internet Access
How Do Birds Stay Warm in Winter? Their feathers have amazing insulating properties. Many birds travel during winter for food more so than the warmer temperatures.
Monarch butterflies make an incredible journey from as far as Canada to Mexico. Your wildlife garden plays an important role in helping the butterflies make their migration.
Reflection and Anticipation
Take a look at my birding trip in Tikal. Amazing ruins and monkey sightings.
And the Winner Is…..
Everything Is Connected in Your Wildlife Garden
What bluebirds need in your garden - nest boxes and other cavities away from predators. Where to locate nest and plants to avoid.
Earth Day in the Wildlife Garden
Pleasantly surprised by the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden.
Life Cycles of Butterflies in Your Habitat Garden
Tree Swallows Return
A day out birding Wissahickon Park.
The Monarch Butterfly has been much in the news lately as we receive the devastating news that the current wintering population in Mexico is at all time low. There are many reasons for this decline in Monarch Butterflies: Current agricultural practice Genetically...
Helping Wildlife with Specialized Habitat Needs in Your Ecosystem Garden
Do Monarch Caterpillars Eat Anything Besides Milkweed
Bald-Faced Hornets in the Wildlife Garden
Providing food, water, and shelter is essential for birds in a Winter wildlife garden.
Coopers Hawk Takes a Lunch Break in My Wildlife Garden
Where’s my Garden?
How to Attract More Pollinators
What to Know About Attracting Native Bees
Create a rest stop for birds traveling on their migration.
Mourning Cloak First Butterfly of the Season
What Can You Do to Replace Your Lawn?
There are many ways of giving back to wildlife from creating gardens to working with local organizations who restore wildlife.
Pollinators of Native Plants by Heather Holm
One Third of U.S. Birds in Danger: How your Ecosystem Garden can Make a Difference
Beautiful sights and sounds while birding Biddeford Pool.
Nest Watch in Your Ecosystem Garden
A Visit to Rio Grande Nature Center
Seeing a snowy owl is one of the most fun Winter birding activities.
What’s All the Fuss About Neonicotinoids?
How to Help Your Friends Start a Wildlife Garden
Get your Bird Houses Ready, Spring is Coming
This Garden is For the Birds
Birding Outside the Garden Gate Atlantic Puffin
Annual visit to Conowingo Dam to see hundreds of eagles.
Why Bugs? With Heather Holm
Meet some of the biologist I met in Guatamala helping to preserve bird habitats.
Are Wildlife Gardeners Real Gardeners?
Favorite things of summer
A Visit to Irma McVey’s Garden
I’ve been observing a special visitor to my wildlife garden lately, one that my two Plott Hounds get especially excited about–the raccoons that have taken up residence in the abandoned house next to my property. My Plott hounds are quite adept at helping me spot birds...