This was originally published on Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens. In North America hummingbirds pollinate, in the southwest bats pollinate, but most of all, insects pollinate. By far the most popular garden pollinators are hummingbirds and butterflies, but there are...
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...
As one who spends a fair amount of time crawling around my yard in search of interesting insects, I was, needless to say, excited to see a new book from Timber Press with the title Attracting Beneficial Bugs to...
News Camera Trap Tuesday: Islands in Los Angeles:: "What Griffith Park, one of the largest urban parks in America, is surrounded by, however, is freeways. And homes, and businesses. Urban sprawl." What Is the Point of Zoos?:: "I am also a...
News ASLA Releases Guide To Health Benefits of Nature:: "The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has created a terrific and handy collection of studies that all demonstrate the positive impacts the natural environment has us." Zombies vs. animals? The living dead wouldn't...
Every night from fall to spring, upwards of 10,000 crows fly from downtown Seattle and other surrounding areas to the University of Washington's Bothell campus, located on the far north end of Lake Washington. They are here for their...