What kind of bird is this, a friend asked, showing me a picture she had of a brown thrasher. I doubt my friend would have asked me the name of that bird many years ago. It was a common summer bird in
Pollinators are responsible for about 75% of the food we eat. The European honeybee is the most well known but our native bees are also critically important.
We can help our native bees and gardens by
Whew! It is hot outside! If you find yourself retreating to the pool or near an A/C unit, do not forget, your plants are also waiting for a cool drink of water. Here are some summer gardening tips to
I saw a firefly, one firefly, early one morning, before dawn, near the end of last month. It was the first, and only, firefly I’ve seen this summer. I used to see dozens, hundreds, of fireflies every
It was late evening, after dark, and I was going to bed. But, before going to bed I decided to get a drink from the kitchen. Going through the dining room on the way to the kitchen I turned the dining
So, you filled your shopping cart and gardens with lots of new shrubs, flowers, and vegetables. Now what? Keep your plants looking their best with minimal effort so you can enjoy them and your summer
Work to protect our rivers from combined sewer overflows continues throughout the community. To assist with construction, river levels will be lowered to winter-time levels until further notice. The
Residents supporting the Waynedale Trails and Sidewalks Initiative met Saturday, June 13th to clear litter from the Saint Mary’s Pathway. Volunteers collected 12 bags of trash along the trails and
With summer in full swing, Indiana Conservation Officers remind Hoosiers to make safety a priority when recreating around bodies of water.
“Even when fun is your main focus, always recognize the danger
Funded by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, area streams and rivers are getting a boost with the construction of four new rain gardens along Fort
Lush green plants add a calm and fresh vibe to your home or office. If you have ever stepped foot in a greenhouse, you know that being close to greenery can immediately make you feel more at ease with
Memorial Day weekend is traditionally one of the busiest of the year, and this year was no exception.
But entering the post-holiday weekend, which had traditionally been slower for camping, DNR campgrounds
After spending the last two months cooped up at home everyone seems to be looking for a way to get out and have some fun; encourage the kiddos to do more than play video games; and get outside for some
This is the time of the year when you may start to notice nests and dens occupied by young wildlife around your home. If you do, help keep wildlife wild by remembering the following if you encounter
Don’t let the buzz of mosquitoes keep you indoors. Most mosquitoes are a nuisance, causing rashes and itching but some species can transmit diseases that can make you sick. Understanding how they
Amid a global pandemic, we urge you to find peace in your garden. With panic-buying in full force, sometimes it’s difficult to find the basic foods we want or some of us are avoiding going to the
It may be true the Great American Clean Up was officially postponed until Saturday, September 19 due to the pandemic. However, a group of local Waynedale volunteers felt compelled to honor the original
A mink bounded across the road in front of my older daughter and plunged into the marsh at the edge of our pasture a few days ago. My daughter was walking along the side of the road with our dogs when
Instead of working on the frontline at state parks these days, interpretive naturalists are working online.
As a result, at-home “park visitors” who are unable to enjoy state park features interpreters
Over Easter weekend (Sat. 4/11 and 4/12), parents and children of Winterset Addition off Winchester Road scoured the neighborhood in search of Easter Eggs hung in the windows of homes.
As community science initiatives build momentum around the world, this year’s fourth annual City Nature Challenge will expand to more than 150 cities across six continents. For the first time, northeast
Winter in Indiana is finally winding down, and little bits of spring are budding everywhere. The best way to banish what remains of the winter blues is to welcome spring with fresh flowers and plants.
High above Fort Wayne rests a sure sign of spring: The peregrine falcon nest on the roof of the city’s tallest building has new additions.
Two eggs were recently viewed in the nest atop Indiana Michigan