wildlife

January 21, 2024

Have you ever seen a Leafhopper?

These common insects in our yards go unnoticed - not just because of their tiny size, but also their skillful behavior to evade detection. That is, until you know how to look for one.
May 20, 2023

Antlion – an insect of the night

This Spotted-winged antlion is an exciting nocturnal find. They're large and ferocious, yet dainty like a damselfly of the night.
October 29, 2022

Halloween Nature Surprises

Did you know that there are real-life Witches, Ghosts, Mummies, the Rising dead, and Zombies in nature?? I'll start with a Beautiful witch [...]
April 13, 2022

Why Landscape with Native Plants? Part 1

Why should you choose native plants for your landscapes? Because you truly can make a difference that will have a positive impact [...]
December 5, 2020

Why Plant Winterberry Holly?

Winterberry Holly is a great native shrub that gets well deserved landscape attention because of its gorgeous heavy red fruit set during (guess?) [...]
October 31, 2020

Leave the Leaves

It’s fall and the leaves are decaying from their rainbow of reds, yellow, and oranges, and of course falling. But should you leave the leaves on the ground? The simple answer is yes [...]
October 21, 2020

Secretive Pumpkin Spiders

For those of you who are afraid of spiders, realize that she is more likely to see you first and go hide in her silken retreat! She’s a beautiful spider [...]
July 28, 2020

The Popular Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) deserves its status as one of the most popular mainstream native wildflowers for garden [...]
June 24, 2020

Our Transformation to Native Plants

Our story about transforming a fallow cornfield to a native plant meadow and garden landscape that attracts wildlife.
May 6, 2020

Hello nature enthusiasts!

We will be sharing interesting observations and photographs captured from nature around us.