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Up close, this aggressive weed is pretty. Photo by author.

The Purple Problem

You might remember that purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) was all in the news 10 or…


My Backyard Bird Wish List

As cooler weather approaches, migrating birds are headed south. While this can mean saying goodbye…

Swallowtail on Sunflower

Swallowtail on Sunflower

Birds & Blooms Photo of the Day for September 28, 2011: Swallowtail on Sunflower by…

An American kestrel in flight. Photo by Bill Bossman; used by permission. (Check out his birding blog at )

Worried about Kestrels

One of the most beautiful and interesting of raptors is the American kestrel, which you…