• Backyard Bee Bonanza

    by Todd McLeish | August 10th 2017
    Lawns cover 63,000 square miles of the United States, making turf the largest irrigated crop in the…
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    Living on the Edge

    by Todd McLeish | August 11th 2017

    As human population grows, forests often become more and more fragmented as trees are cut… More…

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    Ups and Downs

    by Todd McLeish | August 10th 2017

    Many scientists have predicted that as the climate warms, most bird species in the Northern… More…

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    Saving New England’s Rare Plants

    by Susan Shea | July 12th 2017

    Carla Fenner strode along the railroad tracks outside Burlington, Vermont, on an August afternoon, wearing… More…


The Outside Story

Weekly Quotation

In fact, the common and haphazard approach of stapling a spool of barbed wire to trees at the edge of the pasture is partly to blame for the dismissal of living fenceposts as an appropriate fencing option. Fortunately, a couple of tricks can help to ensure both the health of the tree and a long-lasting fence.
—Brett R. McLeod, “Tricks of the Trade: Living Fenceposts," Northern Woodlands Summer 2015