Publications

Bio-Clips

Nature’s Trick-or-Treaters—Black Vultures

Nature’s Trick-or-Treaters—Black Vultures

Black Vultures are one of those species that looks like it's ready for Halloween year-round.

Casey Tucker, Guest Writer, October 1st, 2021

Natures Imitation Game

Natures Imitation Game

During a visit to Hoover Reservoir, near Galena, in mid-July I encountered one of nature’s more talented imitators, the Red-spotted Purple .

Casey Tucker, Guest Writer, August 11th, 2021

Ephemera

Ephemera

On a recent hot and humid morning, I found a little spider web on a gate in our backyard.

Casey Tucker, Guest Writer, July 7th, 2021

Articles

Growing Native: Our Family’s Journey

Growing Native: Our Family’s Journey

Although my mother reports that, as a baby, I would cry when placed barefoot in the grass, I think this was more about my disdain for monocultures than an aversion to plants.

Mark Dilley, Guest Writer, October 21st, 2021

What’s Happening To Our Bees?

What’s Happening To Our Bees?

I’ve had beehives off and on since I was a kid. Until recently, I’ve never had any serious problems or lost an entire hive over the winter.

Pete Precario, June 4th, 2021

Earth Day 2021 is April 22nd!

Earth Day 2021 is April 22nd!

Are you looking for ideas on how to celebrate Earth Day? We've put together a short list of some suggestions for events and activities!

Allison Boehler, April 7th, 2021

Plant Perception

Plant Perception

At first, the recently planted row of pepper plants appeared submerged in a sea of grass and weeds. My job was to weed the bed.

Emily Frechette, March 14th, 2021