Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Ladybug or lady beetle

How To Use Predator Insects to Control Garden Pests

One of the best ways to control pests in your garden organically is through the use of beneficial predatory insects. Sometimes all you need to do is encourage the natural predators that already live in your yard; but you can also take steps to increase the population. Read on to find out more.
Possum in drain pipe.

’Possum Folly

Every day this week, I've been watching a small opossum who's been happily waddling around my back yard and munching on the mulberries. He's a cute little fella, probably too young to realize he's nocturnal, but I was so puzzled by his recent – and regular – visits that I decided to tiptoe out with my video camera to investigate. Here’s what I found.

Reflections Underfoot

This past week, I encountered a Christmas Miracle – geese walking on water! Actually, it wasn't a true miracle, but it was one of those one-in-a-million moments that let you know that Nature really has an eye for art. I hope your holidays are full of similar images to bring a spoonful of serenity into your stocking! Read on to find out more.
Bird seed wreath hanging from tree

How to Make a Bird Seed Wreath

Give a gift that's sure to please both human and feathered friends alike this holiday season! A bird seed wreath is an easy, fun project that makes a great Christmas gift for the bird lover on your list. It's a perfect project to do with kids, and there's no limit to the possibilities of designs and colors. Read on to find out how.
Green June beetle on leaf

Attack of the Green June Beetles

I headed out to my garden early to pick vegetables and had charged well into the tangle of tomato plants before I heard and saw hundreds of huge, green June beetles swarming and buzzing all around me! Read on to find out more.
Homemade suet bird feeders.

How to Make a Suet Bird Feeder

When the weather is cold, many birds rely on fat to help them survive freezing temperatures. A bird feeder made of suet or other fat is a great way to help out the birds during the winter, and it's an easy and fun project to tackle on a cold winter's day. With supervision, this can be a great project for kids, too.
Tick

How to Prevent Tick Bites and Control Ticks in Your Yard

Ticks carry and transmit diseases, like Lyme disease. Read on for tips on how to avoid tick bites and control ticks in your yard.
Homemade bird feeder baffle on pole

Do It! How to Guard Your Bird Feeder from Squirrels and Raccoons

While feeding birds is a popular pastime, feeding squirrels and raccoons is not.To keep the furry critters away from your bird feeder, make a DIY guard from a piece of stovepipe.
Hummingbird moth feeds on a pink flower's nectar

Meet the Hummingbird Moth — A Valuable Pollinator

The hummingbird moth is often mistaken for its namesake, but this insect has distinct differences from its feathered lookalike. Here's what you should know about them.