Winter Birding

Getting the family outside and enjoying nature can be tough in the winter. While the cold may put a damper on many activities, birdwatching is actually a great …
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Design Ideas to Create The Perfect Catio

Cats that live indoors tend to live longer, which isn't exactly surprising considering the fact that there are no cars or predators inside your home. Still, …
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3 Ideas to Keep the Bunnies Off Your Plants

With options ranging from nutritious green beans to filling potatoes, planting a garden is a great way to stock your home with delicious and fresh food. But …
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"Over the River", "Wise Old Owl" and "Christmas at the Cabin" Tours

Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert Over the River  Wise Old Owl  Christmas at the Cabin  Our walk continues as we cross the river and meet the friendly …
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It's Pollinator Week, and Gardeners can Help

It's happening across the U.S. and, thanks to a proclamation from Governor O'Malley, it's Pollinator Week here in Maryland, too.  So in honor of this very …
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Tips for Bird-Lovers in Winter

  Here are some winter tips for bird-lovers of the Mid-Atlantic, with thanks to the experts at the University of Maryland and other wildlife experts.
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Owls are a Hit at Spring Open House

Owls Are a Hoot Who can resist these guys?  Not just owls, either.  Also something called a raptor called the American Kestrel, shown below.
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Love Wildlife, and Humans, Too? Help the Meadow Project!

Love Wildlife Next month at our Open House, noted filmmaker and author Catherine Zimmerman will be speaking at Homestead about the exciting The Meadow …
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The Beauty of Pollination

Beauty of Pollination Winter gardeners, enjoy this awe-inspiring video and remember how amazing life is in your garden.   You know, insects and birds moving …
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Annapolis Launches Habitat Campaign

  Habitat Campaign Great news out of Annapolis - First Lady Katie O'Malley wants to make Annapolis friendlier for wildlife - and for the Chesapeake Bay, too.  …
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Great Garden and Nature Apps to Give or Ask For

Dirr's Tree and Shrub Finder . Probably the most popular American gardening app that isn't free is Michael Dirr's Tree and Shrub Finder, totally worth it at …
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Watch and Count Birds This Winter for Fun and Science

Watch and Count Birds Here's a fun winter activity - watching birds with a purpose, through Project FeederWatch.   It's the annual study conducted by the …
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