National February Wild Bird Feeding Month





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2/22/2012
The contest is in honor of National Wild Bird Feeding Month.
1/1/0001
You can attract a variety of birds to your yard by knowing what to feed wild birds. Find information on feeding birds and learn different birds’ preferences.
2/5/2009
Here's what you need to know to participate in the Audubon Society's annual bird count. It's a fun and easy weekend event for anyone!
6/13/2012
We enjoy observing and creating habitat for wild birds.
4/19/2011
It’s spring or promises to be, and so, again, I need to be among the Cranes. There’s an actual ache in my breastbone which pulls me to get my feet wet in the meadows, to watch the Sandhill Cranes eat and dance in the farm fields, to hear them wake and call to one another at dawn, and to see them ride thermals on the brighter, south wind days, kettle, then fly to the river to roost together on the sandbars in the river at dusk.
7/11/2007
Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson will be remembered for her significant conservation efforts, especially with wildflowers and the preservation of native plants.
10/15/2008
Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week at your local wildlife refuge!
10/19/2014
The YardMap Network is a citizen science project designed to cultivate a richer understanding of bird habitat, for both people concerned with their local environments and professional scientists. The program is housed at the Lab of Ornithology, in Ithaca, New York. We collect data by asking individuals across the country to draw maps of their backyards, parks, farms, favorite birding locations, schools, and gardens.
11/19/2010
Today, eight conservations groups and 25 senators sent letters to President Obama to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as it approaches its 50th anniversary.
2/4/2013
Tips on how to feed birds during the winter.
2/2/2009
Yes, you can keep your birdbath from freezing during the winter. Here's how.
4/7/2010
The U.S. Forest Service began hosting roundtable discussions on March 29 (continuing until May 12) to give citizens the opportunity to voice their opinions on the future management of national forests.
12/11/2013
Participate in Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count to help scientists study winter bird populations: www.earthgauge.net/?p=33409
2/5/2014
Small but mighty: birds have smart strategies for surviving cold weather.
12/12/2011
Audubon's annual Christmas Bird Count allows citizens to help scientists understand how bird populations have changed over the past century.
2/11/2013
The Great Backyard Bird Count in 2013 runs from February 15 through February 18! Help scientists gain a snapshot of how winter bird populations are changing across North America.
4/16/2014
Go out for a spin this May during National Bike Month, and join the growing ranks of people who are discovering the benefits of bike commuting.
11/24/2008
You can find great reports from the field and footage of rare bird species at the American Bird Conservancy's Bird News Network. Plus, find tips for winter birding and check out highly entertaining footage of the moonwalking manakin bird.
8/8/2011
Tips to help wildlife beat the heat with fresh water.
2/12/2014
Help scientists study how bird populations are changing during the Great Backyard Bird Count.
12/12/2012
Throughout the West, drought has led to a massive increase in wildfires, threatening the grass-fed beef industry in the U.S.
3/25/2009
The wildlife conservation initiatives taken by residents of Austin, Texas have earned the city the title of Community Wildlife Habitat from the National Wildlife Federation.
10/8/2013
How to identify and cook with chicken of the woods mushroom, one of the most delicious and easy to identify wild edible mushrooms.
2/4/2010
The National Wildlife Federation has released a report that explains the effects of climate change on winter weather. Warmer winters and heavy snow are causing problems for agriculture, wildlife, communities and even the skiing industry — and the NWF is calling for policy reforms to reduce emissions to slow the effects of global warming. Read on to learn more.
8/5/2009
Although trying to care for an orphaned baby bird may seem the compassionate thing to do, this advice will help you determine a more appropriate course of action for the bird’s well-being.
1/15/2009
Here are the steps you should follow to help an injured bird.
12/14/2008
Here's the scoop on the best way to feed birds.
4/2/2009
Here are some natural disinfectants you can use for wild bird feeders.
11/6/2008
Check out this expert advice for the best way to position a bird feeder near a window.
5/14/2013
Bicycling for transportation takes center stage during National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17, 2013.
6/8/2010
June is National Safety Month, and the Kubota Tractor Corporation’s safety program reminds its customers to make tractor safety a priority.
8/13/2012
Hiking The Ozarks' Lost Valley - Where getting lost is part of the fun! By Mike McArthy of Photozarks
2/14/2013
By observing the birds and wildlife we learn valuable lessons to apply to our lives.
2/16/2009
You can find wilderness areas across the United States. Here's more about what the term means and why these areas are so valuable.
1/12/2011
Solar Energy International (SEI), the National Wildlife Refuge System, and the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service all offer events to educate participants in varying pursuits. This blog provides links to activity calendars and workshop schedules.  
2/10/2014
Birch trees are easy to identify in winter thanks to their distinctive bark, and they offer a hot drink, aromatic flour and sweet syrup to cold weather foragers.
10/18/2013
Author Marjory Wildcraft visits Cuba to learn how people learned to grow food after the country’s economic collapse when fuel and other imports stopped arriving.
6/17/2013
Spring time is a time to experience the newness of life and living in the Sangre de Cristo mountains amid the wildflowers, birds, green woods and new birth.
6/24/2012
A birdbath in the garden does much more than a birdfeeder. Attract birds to the garden with water, and they will help with pest control, soil aeration, and much more as they get the water they need for drinking and grooming. Wasps love a drink too.
9/24/2014
We have a large population of hummingbirds in the summer and observing them and their flying antics is amazing.
12/8/2010
Use old CDs and soda cans to keep pests out of your garden.
4/5/2011
Hermann and Laura Weber are preparing to host their ninth annual pasture poultry seminar on their farm in Attica, N.Y. Speakers include Peter McDonald of Pasture Pride Farm, Dave Snyder from ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc. and Brian Fleishman from the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce and the Wyoming County Tourist Program. Contact the Webers for more information: 585-591-0795.
9/5/2013
One woman’s fascinating journey from a high-rise apartment overlooking Hong Kong Harbor to sharing the earthly pleasure of growing food.
8/27/2014
Hawthorn fruits are in season in late summer and early fall. They are delicious, and also heart-healthy — eat your medicine!
5/7/2012
Tips on how to celebrate National Wildflower Week, May 6-13!
10/26/2011
Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote about growing up on the frontier for both her and her husband. Her book about Almanzo's childhood recalls some of his favorite foods, including "fried apples 'n' onions".
8/11/2014
The fire moon shows up every year when the forest fires start up. Maggie Bonham has some recommendations for preparing to evacuate with animals.
4/30/2014
The unique call of the winter wren arrives at Coosauke to mark the arrival of Spring.
3/25/2012
How we prepared out homestead for the best wildfire prevention possible.
6/27/2013
Taking personal responsibility for private-property protection in light of ongoing climate change and the hazards associated with same.
10/9/2009
October 10 to 17 has been designated as National Wildlife Refuge Week, a great opportunity to visit the refuges close to you.
6/25/2011
Finding friends out in the country can be challenging.
12/30/2012
A good idea that could work for wildfire mitigation.
6/25/2012
Protect your home and yourself by making your property Firewise! Here are explanations on how to think of your property in zones and additional tips for protecting your home property.
8/3/2012
A contribution for wildfire mitigation.
11/15/2013
When honeybees are unable to store enough food for winter, the beekeeper must decide how to support the colony through the winter.
1/2/2014
What needs doin' in the beeyard?
6/13/2013
Rick and Julie of “Beyond the Hunt” on The Outdoor Channel will use Bobcat tools to transform one landowner’s plot into a natural wildlife habitat.
2/18/2009
Beavers help create habitat for other species, so it's a good idea to protect them. Here are a few ideas for how to keep them from causing too much disruption on your property.
7/30/2008
Ponds serve many purposes that add an economic or recreational value to the landowner. If you own a pond or want to, read The Pond Guidebook to learn how to maintain or construct one.
7/27/2011
A transplanted Choctaw and Southerner, a grandmother shows her strength and creativity during the Industrial Revolution and shows how one can face and adapt to life’s challenges. 
6/24/2008
The EPA is now defining a CAFO (formerly confined animal feeding operation) as a Country Animal Feeding Operation.
2/10/2013
To counteract life's stresses and strains, to slow down the pace of life, stop and smell the roses...or any flower. In the absence of flowers, you'll find another way to bring a smile to your face, the songs of birds.
2/23/2011
I keep chickens, and my rooster is driving me crazy. He always wants to fight me What’s the best way to deal with an aggressive bird?  People often tell me, “I went out to the chicken yard to collect eggs,
1/11/2013
Nyerges shares his years of experience about a little-known plant, Tradescantia fluminensis, and how it can be used for food. It has apparently never been described as a food plant in U.S.wild food/ethnobotanical literature.
1/8/2014
With all the TV shows depicting "survival", I will sort through the various groups and argue that the reality shows are far from reality.
2/25/2014
Cycle Greater Yellowstone, an annual event tour launched in 2013, benefits the Greater Yellowstone Coalition.
5/17/2010
Painted rocks or pebbles can potentially deter birds from pecking at ripening fruit. Tell us how this technique has worked for your, plus check out other readers’ tips and responses. 
3/1/2014
When and how to feed your honeybees.
8/8/2011
It's time to start thinking of winter for your bees. They much have enough food to get through the long months when no food is coming in. It's your job to see that they do.
7/3/2014
A deadly fungal infection has killed millions of hibernating bats in eastern North America in the past decade. New research may help combat the devastating disease.
9/17/2014
Warmer weather proliferated the rise of a viral infection in deer dubbed Episodic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD), carried by a tiny biting fly called a midge. Unfortunately, individual state deer management, once based in science, has now grown to be political. Influenced by farm agency and insurance company lobbyists, legislators regularly appoint natural resources directors who are not faithful guardians of wildlife.
8/15/2014
How we prevented birds from flying into our windows.
3/21/2014
Absolute Bird Control offers a few easy to implement tips for deterring swallows from nesting on, or near, your home.
4/5/2010
 You can build a low-cost, squirrel-proof bird feeder using simple tools and inexpensive materials. All you need is some plastic drain pipe and caps, hardware cloth and a bit of wire (or a wire hanger). In no time at all, you’ll have all sorts of birds at the feeder — and the squirrels will be perplexed!
9/7/2012
International Homesteading Month is off to a running start! Here are two stories of events that are truly promoting education to foster more self-reliant communities.
10/1/2012
Writer and Canadian farming enthusiast, Joseph Graham sent this review of the event that he and his wife hosted for Homesteading Education Month.  
11/15/2011
Do you know any modern homesteaders living a self-sufficient lifestyle? We want to know about them! Nominate a family, someone you know or even yourself to become one of our Homesteaders of the Year in 2012.  
12/17/2013
Living remotely with wild animal encounters and how to come out safely.
6/12/2011
Wild flowers in bloom in high country meadows. Wild iris in profusion.
7/7/2014
How we were adopted and befriended by a deer.
3/20/2013
While far-fetched, this is an absolute wildlife true story. Maybe it's coincidence, but I don't think so because I was looking into those warm friendly brown eyes.
10/29/2009
White nose syndrome continues to threaten bat populations. To help researchers find the cause, and hopefully a cure, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded $800,000 in grants. Here's what one organization is doing to save the Virginia Big-Eared Bat.
7/18/2011
Michelle discovers a new threat to her basil plants!
7/18/2013
After discovering a family of wrens in his sawmill, Dave Boyt decides to take a break from sawmilling and make some necessary repairs to his antique tractor.
6/24/2013
Quail meat is making its comeback as there has been more of a demand due to the composition of the meat and exotic taste. Restaurants and grocery stores are supplying more quail meat to feed their consumers. There is a lack of producers, therefore education and encouragement is needed to increase the popularity further and meet the demands.
12/18/2012
Wind turbines kills birds, but not as many as are killed by tall buildings and other hazards.
12/19/2013
Tips on creating nature art, winter bird feeders and children's art.
5/24/2010
Check out one reader's fun action photo of a splashing bird, each water drop captured in mid-air, from MOTHER's See You photo-sharing website.
12/17/2010
Discovering an outsized pickling tub in our shed inspired me to try this tasty local recipe for greens preserved in soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar.
11/5/2010
Duncraft introduces a new concept in bird feeding - the patented Underneath Bird Feeder
3/1/2011
Looking for a fun summer job? The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has student jobs available for youth interested in conservation and wildlife.
11/1/2011
Mountain Rose Herbs hosted a three day benefit festival for Cascadia Wildlands in September of this year.
9/16/2011
Survivalists and others who yearn for a better way of life, and a better world, would be best served by studying the successful tribal cultures and ways of the past. Based on an interview with Vine Deloria, author of "God is Red."
6/19/2013
Create a pollinator-friendly garden to attract hummingbirds, bees, bats and other animals.
2/19/2014
If you’re considering taking measures to control wildlife in your area by relocating wild animals, you may want to think twice. Start by learning about what happens to wild animals after they’re trapped and released in a new location.
7/23/2014
What's it like to live with timber wolves? Watch the video and find out what life is like raising wolves.
1/17/2011
Sometimes the wildlife can get kind of wild around here....
4/2/2012
We wade through deep snow to trim limbs and cut dead trees and nothing goes to waste.
7/16/2012
How our community has planned ahead for wildfire contingencies.
7/13/2012
How we have taken measures to mitigate and reduce our wildfire exposure.
1/19/2013
Discover the Ozarks region's natural beauty and adventure hot spots as told by Mike McArthy of Photozarks.
4/6/2011
Plant a patio garden, get a more efficient TV and change your light bulbs, suggests eco-designer Sabrina Soto.
9/17/2012
We received another great review of a successful Homesteading Education Month event. Read about a well-received sustainability fair in South Dakota.
10/14/2011
Celebrate harvest season by helping bring local food onto kid's lunch trays at schools across the country during Farm to School Month.
8/16/2013
Learn how to celebrate homesteading this September by promoting community self-reliance skills!
7/10/2013
Daylilies are usually appreciated for their showy flowers, but they also provide four different tasty ingredients. Wild food forager Leda Meredith shows you how to use the edible parts of the plant.
8/13/2013
These sweet, wholesome scones come together in a flash and make use of August’s abundance of wild blackberries.
10/10/2013
Writer attributes eating wild food, game, homegrown vegetables and forest food to good health.
2/19/2009
You can find free food, such as wild carrots, cattail roots and crawfish, right in your neighborhood fields, swamps and creeks, and under rotten logs.
1/1/2008
Ever wondered what the difference is between a national park, a wilderness area, a national wildlife refuge, or other protected federal land? Here are the major differences in how these different natural areas are used and managed.
4/24/2013
Find out how to feed rabbit babies using a goat's milk-based formula.
3/10/2011
People living near massive livestock operations may be at risk from the pollution they generate--which is higher in some cases than the nation's most polluted cities.
2/9/2011
Invite the birds into your yard with this simple bird feeder made from a toilet paper roll.
9/18/2012
Our experience in living with bears.
2/11/2013
Goats are terrific weed eaters, and do a great job clearing land for you, why not utilize them for clearing your pastures!
11/18/2011
What are you thankful for this season? Our editors know what they are thankful for, now let's hear from you.
11/7/2011
That extra hour of sleep was great, but your animals may not think the same thing about that same hour.
12/25/2010
See what the water reflects in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
12/9/2013
WTAJ has partnered with the National Environmental Education Foundation and Project Noah to help show wildlife and the impacts of weather on living things in Central Pennsylvania.
4/21/2014
We have a visit from a moose this spring.
7/18/2012
Cam finds an new old-fashioned way to keep the wildlife out of his garden.
12/12/2011
Cam battles with the flying squirrels who want to inhabit his guesthouse using some unique weapons.
12/10/2012
Participate this year in the annual Christmas Bird Count from December 14, 2012 - January 5, 2013 and help scientists understand how bird populations have changed over the past century.
12/17/2012
Tips on which birds to keep an eye out for in different weather conditions.
1/30/2012
Information on World Wetlands Day and their benefits and tips on how to protect your local wetlands.
4/8/2011
Cam makes himself laugh sometimes....
3/20/2012
Tips on how to protect local wildlife and water bodies during the spring thaw.
1/28/2013
Does Punxsutawney Phil have competition for 'predicting' the weather? Take a look at these other animals and insects that can tell when the weather is changing, or can't they?
12/9/2011
Announcing the 2012 Wildlife Conservation Youth Engagement Grants!
3/2/2011
Sailors for the Sea presents its new Rainy Day Kits teach young sailors to care about marine ecology and the environment with fun, interactive games.
1/3/2012
Tip for avoiding lead sinkers when ice fishing.
10/10/2014
Hunters and non-hunters alike can get true enjoyment observing the movement and interactions of wildlife with the use of a trail camera. But buyers beware!
3/14/2012
After the kidding is over, we take good care of our girls! And, the babies need to be bottle fed, so here are the instructions on how we feed our kids.
8/27/2008
The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to cancel the use of carbofuran, but FMC Corporation stands in their way.
1/13/2011
A hundred-year-old recipe for turning apple trimmings into vinegar yields mixed results, but lots of nostalgic fun.
12/31/2010
As New Year's Eve approaches, friends butcher the ducks they've raised in their rice paddies and share some thoughts on "The Power of Duck."
1/15/2011
Get a great idea for a bird feeder in this week’s Photo of the Week. Keep submitting your photos every week for a chance to be the Photo of the Week!
11/17/2010
A traditional fall recipe for the Japanese version of sauerkraut.
9/4/2013
Celebrate the third annual National Plug In day on Sept. 29, 2013, and see what electric cars are all about.
3/28/2013
The American Heart Association aims to get people moving by organizing a National Walking Day. Follow some of these easy suggestions to participate in National Walking Day.
7/30/2012
A map released by National Public Radio shows viewers the extent of the ongoing drought, and how it's changed from January 2011 to now.
10/22/2010
The beauty of the Shenandoah National Park comes to life in this Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own images, and yours could be featured next!
3/8/2013
Paul Moinester is starting a new conservation project focused on wild fish habitat protection.
6/11/2013
Taking a new look at non-native invasives, such as wild yams.
8/8/2013
How to identify, harvest and cook with wood sorrel and sheep sorrel, both common weeds that have the same exquisite lemon flavor as cultivated French sorrel.
9/4/2013
Tastes like lemonade, has the beautiful blush color of rose wine, and comes from a plant that's almost certainly growing near you - here's how to make and use sumac extract.
12/18/2013
Food preservationist Tammy Kimbler teaches you how to make apple pie fruit leather from urban-foraged apples.
9/4/2013
Using only honey and water, you can make naturally fermented mead to enjoy at home.
9/26/2013
To grow, keep and eat your own food keeps you away from the food industry, the fossil fuel based agriculture, food stores and logistics.
8/30/2013
How to wild harvest medicinal plants with respect and intention.
12/20/2013
How to identify, harvest, and eat sunchokes (also known as Jerusalem artichokes). This root vegetable is a native North American plant that is at its best after a few frosts.
2/28/2014
Western culture has taught us to eat all the wrong things for all the wrong reasons.
5/29/2014
A relative of the artichoke, burdock is a common and versatile wild vegetable.
5/16/2014
Identifying, harvesting, and cooking the nutritionally complex spring treat, stinging nettle.
5/9/2014
Lamb's quarters, also known as wild spinach, is an abundant wild vegetable. It's a nutritional superstar with a delicious, mild flavor.
4/11/2014
Violet leaves are one of the best wild edible salad greens. Their pretty, edible flowers are only in season for a few weeks.
7/11/2014
Peppergrass, a native North American plant in the mustard family, adds a spicy kick to recipes. Here's how to identify, sustainably harvest and use peppergrass.
6/5/2014
How to identify and use red clover (Trifolium pratense), plus a recipe for red clover blossom soda bread.
1/13/2014
During the coldest months of winter, field garlic is still ready to be harvested. Even when the ground is too frozen for digging up the savory bulbs, the leaves can be used like chives.
10/5/2011
Being adopted by a deer is so different it is life changing. Can a human actually love a wild animal and can a wild animal love a human? My experience says so.
3/8/2012
Jerry is no ordinary guy. Don’t be fooled by his rather gruff exterior. Laughing eyes, and a twitch at the corner of his mouth, quickly verify that humor lies within! This wild man in the suburbs has some interesting hobbies which keep him well fed!
9/18/2014
A series on fall mushrooms for foraging.
9/26/2014
Hidden inside the stinky orange pulp of the fruits of the ginkgo tree is a delicious, pistachio colored edible seed. Here's how to identify and prepare ginkgo (without the stinky parts) by foraging for ginkgo nuts!
10/17/2014
Meet the king of the mushroom kingdom, Boletus Edulis, spotlighted in this fall series of mushroom foraging.
6/20/2011
James E. Churchill’s advice for finding and preparing chicory, mint, catnip and blackberries, found in a 1970 issue of Mother Earth News, is timeless—and very timely right now.
7/2/2008
Animal-vehicle wrecks cause about 200 human fatalities and 29,000 injuries a year. The fight between wildlife and urban developers seems never-ending, but wildlife crossings can be a solution. Learn how you can help just by giving your state's Department of Transportation a call.
11/21/2010
Emmy-award winner, Dayton Duncan, likened trail advocates to John Muir at the American Trails National Symposium
9/28/2012
Kerr-Cole Sustainable Living Center in Taylor, Arizona celebrates national homesteading month with a display of solar ingenuity.
10/4/2012
Rural Living Today founder and advocate, Marie James, told us about a Homesteading Education Month event she and her family hosted in Northeast Washington to teach gardeners how to grow vegetables in cold weather.
10/10/2012
Teddi Irwin sent us this great update on a Homesteading Education Month event held at IN A GOOD WAY, a training farm established to use therapeutic methods of farming to improve the lives of Native American men.
10/11/2012
Andre Armantrout sent us this wonderful update from a Homesteading Education Month event featuring aquaculture at Snowy Pine Ridge, outside Spokane, Wash.
1/10/2011
Learn how to identify and expel radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., from your home.
8/3/2012
Looking ahead to September, it gives us all an opportunity to expand our horizons with furthering our knowledge and skill sets, baking and otherwise.
1/16/2012
You don't have to depend on nature to feed your bees. Take matters into your own hands and plant enough good food for your bees, so they have good, safe food all year long.
7/16/2014
A blog post calling for voluntary population control.
10/28/2008
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service opens the debate of whether to remove the Northern Rocky gray wolf from the Endangered Species List. 
8/18/2008
The Department of Homeland Security continues to build a 670-mile-long wall along the US-Mexico border to keep illegal immigrants, but have they thought about the wildlife that they will destroy along the way?
2/19/2013
Tips on how to protect naturally-beneficial estuaries.
9/10/2012
Tips on how to take part in citizen science projects during the fall!
9/17/2008
The 2008 fall monarch migration is underway, with better resources than ever for tracking the progress of these miraculous butterflies.
8/18/2014
A chirping predator may be an unexpected and unwanted visitor. Mountain lions do chirp and one set me on edge.
4/30/2013
Last year, more than 30,000 Americans participated in the National Bike Challenge and rode more than 12 million miles. This year, the League of American Bicyclists wants to know if riders are ready for a bigger challenge.
7/5/2013
The “Remote Community Renewable Energy Partnership” exceeds Obama’s goal for supporting clean energy development in small native villages.
4/29/2014
Learn about riding the rails with Amtrak on National Train Day this May.
4/2/2014
One of the best—albeit not the warmest—times to bicycle in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks is during the month of April.
11/28/2010
Show your thanks for bicycle and pedestrian advocacy leaders by nominating someone you know for a national Advocacy Award.
10/9/2009
From carbon footprints to added wear and tear on everything from trails to monuments, travel of any kind leaves a mark on the environment. The difficulty of balancing the environmental effects of your travels with a desire to see and appreciate firsthand the natural and manmade marvels of the world isn't an easy task, and is an issue that's inspired a wealth of discussion. What do you think? Would you travel less, or otherwise change the way you travel, in order to protect the environment?
10/3/2008
National Solar Tour couldn't have more perfect timing.
5/11/2012
STIHL provides support to new online resource for do-it-yourself audience.
1/13/2012
Texas coastal city best represents tractor giant’s culture of “rise.”
10/21/2010
To benefit from the meat of backyard chickens, one must learn to process them. This includes how to kill, scald, pluck, and eviscerate, and then get them into the freezer. This article describes how we are learning to improving this process.
12/4/2011
The third and last of a three part blog on chemical herbicides.
10/25/2012
An article from the Adirondack Daily Enterprise covering an International Homestead Education Month event that took place at Paul Smith's College on September 29, 2012.
11/5/2012
Jim and Holly Smith, founders of Today’s Abundant Living, sent us this great review of a Homesteading Education Month open house and country skills workshop they hosted at their Michigan homestead.
4/2/2014
The Blacked-capped Chickadee, a frequent visitor to backyard bird feeders, loses a surprising amount of weight each night. Don't try this diet!
7/6/2011
Bird-X, Inc., a leader in producing humane pest and bird repellent products since 1964, is raising the bar even higher for the pest control industry, offering ‘green’ solutions for every pest and bird problem.
11/28/2010
In Japan, more and more people are combining farming with other work. My neighbors and I fit the pattern, but what's it all mean for the future of farming?
8/17/2011
This is a simple beginning recipe to use your sourdough starter to make biscuits. These biscuits will definitely have the sourdough "tang" associated with these breads.
6/12/2014
Don't be fooled by false species. Enjoy real morels and fiddlehead ferns. Tips for identification and lessons learned from misidentifications.
3/11/2014
Garlic mustard has spicy, delicious leaves, flowers, seeds, and roots. It is an invasive species that may be harvested without sustainability concerns. In fact, you'll be doing your environment a favor if you eat this plant!
1/4/2013
Our true story about Junior a very unique deer.
6/7/2012
Harvesting abundance in the early spring.
6/15/2011
A day trip in the hills finds us in the midst of huckleberry country bearing ripe fruit.
11/14/2008
As modern farms increase production using monoculture crops, the nutritional value of the harvests diminishes, along with the economic stability and self-reliance of the farmers and their local communities.
6/28/2012
Another set of Great Quotations. These seven quotations have direct relevance to gardeners and farmers, but they offer wisdom that everyone can learn from and enjoy.
8/8/2012
Lacto-fermented swiss chard ribs and how to can them right along with foraging for wild mushrooms and a butternut squash update. Discovery Expedition vented fedora hat makes gardening cooler when the sun is blazing down.
7/14/2008
Children have gotten lazy, and it's not getting better as technology keeps advancing, making it easier to sit on a couch then go outside. Problems like childhood obesity and ADHD in children keep progressing, but nature can help!
3/18/2011
In this Wind Energy Blog, we talk with a representative from The Nature Conservancy to learn more about the environmental impacts of wind energy. Despite the many concerns about the impacts these wind farms can have on wildlife, there are no current regulations that wind farm developers must follow before building their wind farms.
1/14/2009
The Bush administration is removing gray wolves from the Endangered Species List, but environmentalists think it could be a mistake.
7/7/2008
The Department of Homeland Security continues to build a 670-mile-long wall to create a barrier along the US-Mexico border. Although the wall will never completely stop illegal immigrants from coming into the country, it will risk the survival of animals and wildlife in the area.
7/23/2008
The Department of Homeland Security continues to build a 670-mile-long wall along the US-Mexico border, despite petitions from the Defenders of Wildlife and the Sierra Club.
7/2/2008
Children have gotten lazy, and it's not getting better as technology keeps advancing, making it easier to sit on a couch then go outside. Problems like childhood obesity and ADHD in children keep progressing, but nature can help!
2/26/2013
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has launched a new tool to help communities assess their readiness for plug-in electric vehicles.  
4/16/2013
The National Bike to School Day aims to promote safer routes to school, cleaner air and active transportation. Find out how to get involved in your community.
3/14/2011
A cheap plastic pin reveals allies on Capitol Hill.
2/9/2011
During national bedbug summit, health experts urge thorough cleaning and heat as the best prevention and cure for the nasty pests.
1/28/2011
Complete streets policies are sweeping the nation, to the benefit of bicyclists, pedestrians and travelers of all ages.
3/21/2011
Builders and designers believe that low-e windows, engineered wood products and eat-in kitchens will be key characteristics of new homes in the future.
2/14/2011
Americans continue to believe that green homes make a difference--but they need to be more affordable.
6/13/2011
After years of caving to the chemical industry, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has delcared formaldehyde—common in particleboard, plastics and textiles—a known human carcinogen.
3/22/2011
The average American uses twice as much water as the rest of the world. We can lower our consumption by taking a look at how we eat, shop, travel and live. (Taking shorter showers isn't even the half of it.)
2/8/2011
Concerned about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's refusal to stop Monsanto? Here are four steps you can take now.
3/4/2011
Celebrate a technology-free Sabbath with a jug of organic wine, a loaf of homemade bread and handmade candles. Could you go 24 hours without your smartphone?
3/3/2011
In the wake of a study that shows access to public transportation is crucial to lowering carbon footprint, the Smarter Cities Project names the top regions for smart transit.
3/8/2011
Today's a great day to follow our tips for creating a home office that's easy on you and light on the planet.
3/11/2011
Transportation rock stars, Janette Sadik-Khan and Congressman Earl Blumenauer, tell National Bike Summit attendees that local advocates are the real headliners in the bicycle movement.
8/27/2012
This posting present comments by leading scientific organizations, individual scientists and government leaders pertaining to human induced climate changes. All agree that climate change is anthropogenic and that it has become a serious problem.
11/8/2012
Across the U.S., voters of all political leanings gave overwhelming approval in the 2012 presidential election to taxing themselves and spending money for new parks in their communities, The Trust for Public Land announced. Of the 57 measures on local and statewide ballots, 46 passed, an approval rate of 81%.
12/1/2008
Promote AIDS awareness, not just on World AIDS Day, but every day!
3/4/2011
Fracking, buying American, GMOs and unplugging topped the green news this week.
9/25/2009
PBS and Ken Burns’ new series, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” is stirring up interest in some of our country’s most beautiful and awe-inspiring nature, as well as its people. And it’s no surprise that many of MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers have fond memories of these wilderness areas. What are your favorite memories and stories regarding our national parks?
5/17/2011
Bird-X's new Bed Bug Alert is a business card-size device that can be slipped under a mattress or into any tight spot to attract and trap bed bugs--alerting you to a problem before it's too late.
4/23/2013
Honey bees, the Boston tragedy, and our power to create the world we’ve been waiting for.
8/6/2012
Jessica Kellner, editor of Natural Home and Garden Magazine, shares three pregnancy skin care products that will help prevent stretch marks and keep your baby belly soft and smooth.
12/5/2011
The New York Times reports our carbon emissions in 2011 were the highest on record. Reduce your family's carbon footprint by choosing vegetarian recipes such as Fennel and Leek Soup and Delicata Squash Stuffed with Wild Mushrooms and Herbs.
4/6/2011
With 67 percent growth in one year, the solar energy industry eclipses even the telecommunications industry, according to a new Solar Energy Industries Association report.
1/23/2011
Finca Bella Vista in Costa Rica, a community of sustainable treehouses in the jungle canopy, connected by zip lines and suspension bridges, is an Ewok Village come to life.
2/7/2011
The Council of Better Business Bureaus National Advertising Division recommends that Sherwin-Williams modify or discontinue advertising claims that its “Harmony” paint line is completely free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
3/16/2011
A National Resources Defense Council analyst calls proposed standards “the most important actions to clean up air pollution from dirty coal-burning power plants since the Clean Air Act was last updated in 1990.”
3/2/2011
During National Ground Water Awareness Week next week, let's bring attention to what natural gas drilling is doing to our ground water supplies.
2/8/2011
While many indications point to house size shrinking in America, National Public Radio reports that the McMansion is far from dead.
10/11/2010
Bikes Belong needs your pledge to show the public, policymakers and the media that one million Americans want better policy and funding to promote bicycling.
1/13/2012
There are small things that any city -- large, medium, or small -- can do to become more bike-travel friendly. Minneapolis is a great case study -- a place that many other communities can aspire to emulate.
2/14/2012
One of our most common grasses is limiting the bobwhite quail population, killing broodmares and their foals, rotting cow hooves, and cutting milk production.
6/16/2011
Cable set-top boxes in the United States consume 27 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity—equivalent to the annual output of nine coal-fired power plants. Cable providers have a lot of energy-efficient improvements to make.
7/8/2011
To satisfy today's home buyer, a developer of million-dollar luxury homes in New York is offering smaller, more affordable houses--more anecdotal evidence that the McMansion is dying.
12/7/2011
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list — all under $50!
3/5/2012
The unintended death of a charming little creature raises the realities of life on a farm homestead.


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