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Tree Lichens Sep. 18, 2019

A Greener View

Q: I have a spruce tree that used to be perfectly shaped. The very top of the tree trunk has been br... Read More

Protecting the Grapevine Aug. 21, 2019

A Greener View

Q: We bought a grapevine on a whim at Home Depot. We planted it along a fence. It grew OK for a coup... Read More

Robin Migration Mar. 06, 2019

A Greener View

Have you seen your first robin yet? How about your first grackle or red-winged blackbird? Spring is ... Read More

You Can't Force Him to Love You Feb. 01, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am 53 and in love with a 33-year-old man. We've been together for three years, but the... Read More

Zinke to Migratory Birds: Drop Dead Sep. 13, 2018

Steve Chapman

On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed 1... Read More

Scooters Outrun Law Sep. 12, 2018

John Stossel

I just zipped down a city street on an electric scooter. It cost me 15 cents a minute. Fast and fun!... Read More

Learning from DeMarco Apr. 11, 2018

Jim Hightower

Some are born with good luck, but I was 30 years old before Lady Luck smiled on me with full radianc... Read More

Nature's Great Bird Migration Under Threat by You-Know-Who Apr. 05, 2018

Froma Harrop

You could call it the Nebraska bird eclipse. At the first dart of morning light, so many sandhill cr... Read More

Back to the Family Nest Dec. 14, 2017

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I'm a 54-year-old single woman and a part-time college professor. I have three grown, su... Read More

Just Be Yourself Oct. 02, 2017

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 15 and a sophomore in high school. My two best friends are my age and both of them ... Read More

Word Hawk Swoops in on 'Fell' Apr. 19, 2017

The Word Guy

"One fell swoop." Most scholars believe it was William Shakespeare who first used this phrase, and h... Read More

Circling Vultures Feb. 25, 2017

Katiedid Langrock

Vultures have been circling my house for days. It's as if they know something I don't. As I write th... Read More

Fixing Up Your Fall Landscape Aug. 24, 2016

A Greener View

As we finish out summer and begin sending kids back to school, we can start thinking about fall gard... Read More

How to Build a Simple Birdhouse Mar. 17, 2016

Here's How

Dear James: We, especially the kids, like to feed and watch birds in the backyard. Do you have any s... Read More

Birdhouse Wallpaper in Nursery Feb. 24, 2016

Small Spaces

In these cost-conscious days, first-time parents may not be able to buy a larger house upon the birt... Read More

Tiny North Carolina Town Has America's Largest Bird Park Aug. 01, 2015

Travel and Adventure

By Fred J. Eckert One of the most delightful and distinctive visitor attractions in the United State... Read More

The Latest Tweets Aug. 07, 2014

Lenore Skenazy

Recently, we got a bird feeder. We're lucky I speak Bird! Sparrow 1: This is just delicious! What do... Read More

Speed Bump

Jul. 02, 2014

Mickey Mouse

May. 30, 2014


May. 16, 2014