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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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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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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A Garden for Butterflies

Written by: Ann-Marie Sedor | Photos by: Melanie McCabe With their brightly-hued fluttering wings, butterflies provide a beautiful dimension of movement, color …
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Building a Paradise for Birds

Photos by: Melanie McCabe
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The Tiny Honey Bee Packs a Big Punch

Written by: Ann-Marie Sedor | Photos by: Melanie McCabe
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Snags and Brush Piles Are Great for Wildlife

"Snag"  is a  pretty funny term for something that's so important.  It refers to partly or completely dead trees that are left standing, often with missing …
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Do Owls Really Go Hoot? That and Lots More Owl Questions Answered!

 
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Mike McGrath on Gardening for Wildlife

The famous gardening guru Mike McGrath came to  Homestead recently to talk about gardening with wildlife, and here's my report.  It's been okayed by Mike …
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