If you walk around your house you may notice small brown spindle-shaped objects attached to walls, fence posts, or just about anything stationary with a vertical surface. They look like mini scrap-piles of dried grass, twig and bark…. Read More
What does the phrase ‘all-natural preservative’ conjure up? Salt perhaps, or maybe vinegar? To some, the phrase might even sound oxymoronic. But, it’s, well, a natural in the insect world, especially when it comes to wasps.
Join Master Gardener volunteers from 9-11 a.m. June 7 (Hint: look for this event the first Thursday of every month) for a free tour of the demonstration garden at Shamrock Park & Nature Center, in Venice. Learn how… Read More
Master Naturalist graduates of Charlotte and Sarasota County: Come one, come all! Are you interested in forming a Suncoast regional Master Naturalist chapter? Are you interested in attending exciting educational outings with other Master Naturalists? Would you like… Read More
Ever try Echinacea to help your immune system? Or St.John’s wort for your mood? Or chamomile to help you relax? Then you have used a form of medicine that’s been around for more than 5,000 years. There is… Read More
Imagine a backyard refuge where butterflies flit around, songbirds splash in a birdbath, and hummingbirds dart from flower to flower. It’s a beautiful, serene scene; one that can benefit Florida wildlife. And you can make it real, with… Read More
I was a princess in a castle. Not a ‘come save me, I’m so frail’ princess, but a princess that hunted with falcons, rode griffins and tamed dragons. I had a castle, a fortress, surrounded by an impenetrable… Read More
I was a curious child, always dipping homemade nets into the ponds in my neighborhood, playing in the muck, watching birds and trying to catch frogs. It never occurred to me as I grew older that these ponds… Read More