Diary of an Urban Wild Garden: The Beginning

Welcome to a new column feature at The Metropolitan Field Guide, the Diary of an Urban Wild Garden, where I plan to write about my wildlife garden in Seattle, the design, how it's doing, what I'm currently doing, what...

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Friday Film:: Make Your Yard More Bird-Friendly

Is our belief that the suburbs are a poor habitat for birds valid? University of Washington professor and ornithologist John Marzluff challenges this belief with a new book, Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and...

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Foragings:: The latest news, resources and designs

News Backyard Botanists - Naturalist program tills new generation of gardeners:: "The Cape Fear backyard naturalist program aims to promote environmental stewardship and educate residents of New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties about the plant and animal species in the Cape...

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PNW Nature Blog Scavenger Hunt Answers

Many thank you's to everyone who participated, read the posts and had fun with our Pacific Northwest Nature Blog Scavenger Hunt! We hope you discovered some new blogs to follow and learned something interesting about the Pacific Northwest. Congratulations...

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2015 PNW Nature Blog Scavenger Hunt

UPDATE:: You now have until Sunday, March 22nd to submit your answers! Welcome to the 2015 Pacific Northwest nature blog Scavenger Hunt! You're invited to participate and win some wonderful prizes (shown below). I'm very pleased to present a wonderful...

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Urban Species Profile:: Hover Flies

One of my favorite insects to find in the city, and they're incredibly easy to see if you know what to look for, are the hover flies. The family Syrphidae contains about 6,000 species (890 in North America). They're known as...

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