Hedge Apple Woods, Bloomington, by Rick Tindall
June 05, 2020

In this time of social distancing and limited activities, enjoying nature should be made a priority for all who need a bit of stress release. Have you bathed in the forest lately, hugged a tree or had a therapy session with an oak?

fox squirrel in foreground of fall or winter tree limbs.
August 28, 2020

Proactive strategies can lessen the extent of wildlife damage to your gardens through fall and winter.

Once the ground is frozen, rabbits will have fewer places to take shelter or hide, and will forage for food a lot closer to the protection of their winter home. They will go for anything green but once that is gone, they will go for thin-skinned bark and small branches. Feeding damage can be prevented using chicken wire fencing, burying a few inches to thwart digging.

Erin Minuskin - https://unsplash.com/
November 30, 2020

Creating simple, homemade birdfeeders is a great way to support feathered friends during the cold winter months when food sources are scarce. It also allows us to be creative, resourceful, and engage with nature while stuck indoors. Make your backyard more wildlife-friendly by making a few of these natural, DIY birdfeeders.

tree cookies hanging from woody vine
January 05, 2021

Anyone can make their holiday season a little more earth friendly with a new family tradition: recycling the tree!