Pipevine Lifeline: They’re on the Move

Pipevine Lifeline: They’re on the Move

Pipevine Lifeline: They’re on the Move The Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillars disperse from their host plant, the Dutchman’s Pipevine, each summer to pupate. They’ll overwinter inside their chrysalises, and emerge in the spring as newly-minted...
The Great Equalizer: What do Birds do in the Rain

The Great Equalizer: What do Birds do in the Rain

Rain: The Great Equalizer By Krista Botting, Summer Field Biologist Gray clouds roll in, a breeze starts up, and you can smell ozone on the air. You know it’s coming. The birds know it’s coming. Even your dog knows it’s coming. The rain might start as a sprinkle, or...
August Nature Almanac: What to Look for this Month

August Nature Almanac: What to Look for this Month

August Nature Almanac By Tait Johansson, Naturalist 5        Look for blooming stands of jewelweed, also called touch-me-not, in moist or moderate soils, often along streams. This plant’s orange flowers are a favorite of hummingbirds. 7        Full moon. 11-12  Peak...