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Mayo on the Side: Broward news columnist Michael Mayo | Sun-Sentinel BlogsI don???t like bees, wasps or other stinging creatures. This dates to the time when a friend at Boy Scout camp tricked me into kicking a tree with a hive. As a swarm of stinging yellow jackets descended on me,......
If you watched this past Saturday's season finale of "SNL," one headline on the "Weekend Update" segment (with returning special guest Amy Poehler) may have caught your attention. "A sushi chef in Connecticut is planning to use cicadas this summer in...
With Memorial Day weekend upon us, more and more people will be heading into the great outdoors to enjoy warmer weather and sunshine, and to get away from it all. Please remember to leave wildlife alone. On Monday, the Pennsylvania Game Commission...
Tags: Weather, Fishing, State Parks, Wildlife, Animals
There are certain non-native plants (aka "escaped exotics"/weeds) that I'm rather fond of despite their purported invasiveness. Among them, pink sorrel (Oxalis debilis) stands out, literally as well as figuratively. Without any assistance from us,...
Tags: Wildflowers, Droughts
July is truly summertime. We are having some fine blue-sky days but are also experiencing the white-sky, hot and muggy ones that make us long for air-conditioned interiors. Despite the discomfort to us thin-skinned mammals, life in the natural world is...
Thrifty shoppers have questions. Answer Angel has ... you guessed it. Dear Answer Angel: I know this is going to sound strange, but here goes. I keep reading all the time about bedbugs, how nasty they are and how you can carry them home from almost any...
So much to talk about. So little space. We'll do this edition of the Friday Files in rapid-fire fashion, somehow managing to connect the NBA All-Star game to killer bees. With an NBA strike looming, Orlando is now worried it won't get to host the 2012...
Tags: Government, Republican Party, Travel, Sports, Animals
I have to travel in a couple of weeks and stay in a hotel for several days. I have been reading and hearing a lot about the bedbug epidemic in New York, Washington and Baltimore. Do you know of any way I can make sure I do not pick up any bedbugs while...
Lehigh Valley Master GardenersInvasive Japanese Knotweed While weeds and pests in the garden can be frustrating and time consuming, invasive species can wreak havoc on natural ecosystems. Invasive plants are non-native and once introduced into a new environment, outcompete native...
Lehigh Valley Master GardenersPenn State Extension is teaming up with the Wildlands Conservancy and Lehigh County Conservation District to offer a series of workshops this month. These workshops are open to the public and there is no fee to attend. Call Maureen Ruhe......
Valley 610Conservationists set ablaze Tuesday 40 acres of land surrounding Bethlehem’s water supply, ending the year with 200 acres burned in their effort to re-establish native plants in the Poconos. The prescribed burns aim to destroy invasive plants and...
Lehigh Valley WildThe presence of the spiny water flea, an aquatic invasive species, was confirmed in Lake George, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced today. “DEC has worked with its partners on the Lake Champlain Basin Task Force to...
Apr 3, 2009 |Blog| Sun-Sentinel
May 19, 2013 |Column| ctnow.com
May 21, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Dec 10, 2012 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
Jul 8, 2011 |Column| Herald Mail
Sep 23, 2010 |Column| Chicago Tribune
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Sep 6, 2010 |Column| Los Angeles Times
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