Plants

Swamp Milkweed. Photo Credit: Tom Potterfield, Flickr Creative Commons

Twelve Native Milkweeds for Monarchs

The monarch butterfly population in North America has plummeted by over 90% in just the last 20 years. Destruction of America’s grasslands ecosystems, commercial agricultural practices and even conventional gardening have all …

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5 Ways to Make the Most Out of Garden for Wildlife Month

Every May we celebrate Garden for Wildlife Month as a way to remind us to prepare our gardens for wildlife, highlight amazing stories, and share tips with one another. Since the …

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Cool Plants for Kids: 8 that Explode, Eat Bugs, or Stick to You

Guest post by Heather Stephenson.  Be Out There is excited to partner with the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Kids Outdoors online community to help more kids and families explore the outdoors! By sharing …

The Star of the Silent. Photo by Francisco Mingorance. 2012 National Wildlife Photo Contest winner.

National Wildlife Photo Contest Category Spotlight: Landscapes and Plant Life

One of our most popular annual events is the National Wildlife Photo Contest.  Now in its 43rd year, the Photo Contest attracts entries from all over the world in seven …

40 Green Leaves from my neighborhood

40 Green Leaves

Cedar waxwing feeding on white mulberry

Nonnative Plants: Ecological Traps?

Bursting heart in early fall

Photo of the Day: Hearts-A-Burstin’

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Go Green with a St. Patrick’s Day Garden

On March 17, try this traditional planting activity with your family

National Wildlife Week: Wild Wednesday’s Green Mutants!

I personally haven’t had any Irish luck finding four-leaved mutants, have you? Have a wild, wonderful St. Patrick’s Day and National Wildlife Week!

New Species Of Giant Carnivorous Plant Discovered

A plant that can capture small mammals?  It sounds a little odd but that is what has just been found in the central highlands of the Philippines. Matt Walker at BBC Earth News …

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