The colorful berries of firethorn add a welcome pop of color in fall and winter. Before planting, check whether the shrub is invasive in your area.
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Eye-catching houseplants that won't harm curious dogs or cats.
Easy as One, Two, Tree!
Seven things to do before adding a new sapling to your property.
A true blue TRIO
Find out which of the three North American bluebirds call your area home, and learn how to win them over with the right food and habitat.
Hints of Spring
Readers photograph birds in thawing backyards and parks.
Create a Safe a Bird Haven
Dish out seeds in a healthy environment.
Fuzzy, gentle and efficient, mason bees are champion pollinators. Here's why you want to attract them to your garden.
Greet spring with pretty plants that shine all season.
Ask the Experts
Pros weigh in on spring gardening and birding questions.
ALONG THE WATER'S EDGE
Known for their fondness for life in wet habitats, wading birds can be found near lakes, swamps and more. Dive into these amazing reader photos.
Eyes on Irises
There's more to this floral family than can be seen in the backyard.
Urban Perils - House Sparrows on the decline
Supertramps are species that have spread around the world in association with humans and they include rats, house mice and a host of weedy plant species.
Blue over Green, Tent in Between
I’m old , I’m cranky. Why do I keep air-camping?
When you are an ant, the stakes are always high. There are those who would eat you—birds, snakes, bigger bugs—and those who could trample you and your environment in a single sneakered step. These enormous beings may not mean you any harm, but it is impact, not intention, that matters most.
The Island of Birds
Imagine an island untouched by humans and without any large mammals. Colorful and strange birds of all shapes and sizes swoop over lush forests and seaside hills.
Why Birds Do What They Do
The more humans understand about their behavior, the more inaccessible their world seems.
This isn’t as easy as it looks.
Belted Kingfisher: Loud And Proud
Belted Kingfishers are bluegray birds that are about the size of an American Robin.
Foul Creep Deliberately Runs Over Ducklings!
Two baby birds slaughtered while playing in a puddle -cops
Lost and found
Val is saddened by wildlife habitat loss due to HS2, but is cheered by the discovery of rare wild honey bees
‘Mum, dad, I'm in a relationship'
When children confess that they are “in a relationship”, it is easy for parents to imagine the worst and jump to conclusions.