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Earth Matters: Like a moth to a flame

9/13/19

We’ve all seen moths swirling around a light on a warm night, so familiar that we have the saying, “like a moth to a flame.” That sight is less...

I remember a time in the distant past when I actually looked forward to the arrival of the day’s mail. My husband and I dated long distance for a...

In the past few years, we've seen many twists and turns of emotion around gender. Recently there has been an inspiring surge of women stepping...

Photos and text by EVELYN SNYDERFlorence Road, EasthamptonThis is one of 12 images I made in the span of about 30 seconds. We were on Florence Road...

I was in Millbrook, New York, a couple of weeks ago and I happened to hear about Innisfree Garden, a 200-acre garden encircling a lake just outside...

This has been the year of the hibiscus at The Garden Guy’s house. The tropical selections like South Pacific Sipper, Monsoon Mixer, Hawaiian Big...

Q: There is something that looks like a small hummingbird flying around my garden at dusk, but it doesn’t seem to have feathers. It likes my...

Earth Matters: Little brown bats in the barn

8/17/19

They have been coming every summer for as long as I can remember — probably even longer than we have lived in the neighborhood. I’ve never paid...

Valley Views: ‘Grass of Graves’

8/17/19

I took an early morning walk at Mass Audubon’s Graves Farm Sanctuary on a recent morning. The loop at the sanctuary is very short, so it is a very...

Topiary is the art of growing trees and shrubs as living sculptures — cubes, spheres, obelisks, animal shapes or combinations of these.The...

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday rolled out some of the broadest changes in decades to enforcement of the landmark Endangered...

BOSTON — Motivated by public outcry, the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife has recommended banning hunting contests for coyotes.“The...

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