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Six-step plan will help you combat 'bad boys' of invasive species

Six-step plan will help you combat 'bad boys' of invasive species

Outdoors columnist offers sage advice for those who choose to fight back against caterpillars of gypsy moths and dog-strangling vines
It's so hot, even moose are looking for ways to cool off

It's so hot, even moose are looking for ways to cool off

Two large moose wandered down street, waded into Lake St. George and crossed the lake earlier today
War against invasive plant rages on

War against invasive plant rages on

Dog-strangling vine detrimental to other plants and monarch butterflies, outdoors columnist explains
Unfortunately, it's a banner year for gypsy moth caterpillars

Unfortunately, it's a banner year for gypsy moth caterpillars

If you are planning to wage war against gypsy moths to protect oak trees, it's important to know your enemy, says outdoors columnist
Oh deer! For wildlife's sake, you need to pay attention on the roads

Oh deer! For wildlife's sake, you need to pay attention on the roads

As a driver, you should assume that if you see an animal, it's going to run in front of your vehicle, warns outdoors columnist
Are you excited about a new plant variety? You might be a sedge head!

Are you excited about a new plant variety? You might be a sedge head!

It’s tedious. It’s demanding. It’s downright boring at times. But when a new sedge is discovered, it can be quite a moment for an outdoors lover
Foraging in the edible wild can be a life or death proposition. Beware!

Foraging in the edible wild can be a life or death proposition. Beware!

The idea that anyone could live comfortably and healthy simply by eating what grows in the local woodlot is a false dream, says outdoors columnist
Attention local birdwatchers: It's officially warbler season!

Attention local birdwatchers: It's officially warbler season!

These colourful birds, who share parts of the spruce tree in their quest for insects, are a visual spring-time treat, says outdoors columnist
Pesky moles are nature's perfect tunneling machine

Pesky moles are nature's perfect tunneling machine

Outdoors columnist says battling moles and voles is a no-win proposition and it's best to learn to live with them and their excavations
This weather is blooming madness! The trilliums are shivering this year

This weather is blooming madness! The trilliums are shivering this year

Our outdoors columnist has been diligently tracking blooming (and other) data of local wildflowers for four decades