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

10/22/2013 // By Guest Author

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 ideas and resources through guest blogs, we’re working to bring […] Read more >

40 Green Leaves from my neighborhood

40 Green Leaves

5/15/2013 // By Carla Brown

For Garden for Wildlife month – 40 green leaves from my neighborhood to celebrate that we have been gardening for wildlife for 40 years. Read more >

Bursting heart in early fall

Photo of the Day: Hearts-A-Burstin’

9/6/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Also known as the “American strawberry bush”, “hearts-a-burstin’” and “bursting heart”, Euonymus americanus is a deciduous shrub that gets its common names from the bright red fruit that split open in the fall to reveal orange seeds. Bursting heart is […] Read more >

National Wildlife Week: Wild Wednesday’s Green Mutants!

3/17/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

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! Read more >

New Species Of Giant Carnivorous Plant Discovered

8/16/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

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 reports: “The pitcher plant is among the largest of all […] Read more >

Thousands Year-Old Process Could Help Defeat Global Warming

7/7/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Welsh scientists are looking at the ancient practices of Amazonian Indians who developed a process some 6,000 years ago that could help to trap carbon dioxide and lower greenhouse gas levels. Photo: International Biochar Inititiative. Robin Turner from the Western […] Read more >