Nature and Environment Articles

Explore how sustainability creates a connection between our communities and the natural world that sustains us.

An Introduction to Hummingbirds with Carole Turek, Part 1

By Fala Burnette, Wolf Branch Homestead

Hummingbird Spot was created by Carole Turek of Studio City, Calif., who is on a quest to photograph every species of hummingbird in the world, with 180 of 363 species currently checked off her list.

Reflecting on the Pandemic's Impact for Our Remote Mountain Homestead

By Bruce McElmurray

The pandemic has touched every corner of the earth and the impact is different depending where we are located.

Fending Off a Vegetation Invasion: Overrun to Overjoyed

By Sarah Joplin

Eastern red cedar trees can overtake a hardwood forest, underbrush and even pasture land throughout parts of the Midwest if you do not carefully manage rural acreage.

Hunt for Wild Mushrooms

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

There’s magic in wild mushrooms, not of the sort that makes things disappear, but instead the kind that opens your eyes to worlds you once missed.


A Beginners Guide to Foraging for Wild Mushrooms


A beginner's guide to foraging for wild mushrooms and the world of fungi, including gilled, boletes, corals, cup fungi, polypores, puffballs and earthstars, stinkhorns, and tooth fungi. Originally published as "Celebrating the Wild Mushrooms" March/April 1987 MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Homesteader Perspectives on Snow

By Bruce McElmurray

Snow can be appreciated if we take time to stop and enjoy it. For a homestead in the mountains, snow offers benefits and hazards.

Read 'Grow Wild' and Learn to Move More

By Sheryl Campbell, The Lazy Farmer

It's time to get moving again - our bodies and our health demand it! Learn simple action steps to change your habits and environment that naturally encourage you and your children to move more.

Photos from the Field: Monarch Pauses on Echinacea Flower


For a chance to be featured in the next issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS, join our community Flickr photo group and share your photos of the magazine’s topics.

Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price

50 Years of Money-Saving Tips!

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS for 50 years and counting, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.

Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
International Subscribers - Click Here
Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST).

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter flipboard

Free Product Information Classifieds Newsletters