Mothers Unite! (No children required)

This was originally published on Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens. Mother: One who watches moths. This week is National Moth Week and although it’s nearly over, you still have time to get out and see some moths. Moths are one of...

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Metropolitan Dawn Chorus

Think, every morning when the sun peeps through The dim leaf-latticed windows of the grove, How jubilant the happy birds renew Their old, melodious madrigals of love! And when you think of this, remember too 'T always morning somewhere, and above The awakening continents, from...

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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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Urban Species Profile:: River Otter

While many species may come to mind with the term 'urban wildlife', otters are not likely among the first to come to mind. Despite this, they can be seen in urban areas. In fact in three of the last...

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How to Find Nature in the City

This was originally published on Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens. Perhaps you live in the city, or you’re visiting for a conference, family or vacation. We’re all nature fiends here and we need our nature fix. Even those who are not self declared...

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Urban Species Profile:: American Wigeon

Common Name: American Wigeon Scientific Name: Anas americana Family: Anatidae The American Wigeon is a dabbling duck, which are ducks that tip their front ends into the water to forage while their back ends stick up in the air. They maintain a large geographic...

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