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London borough plants a 'bee corridor'

To make life easier on bees, a borough of London is building a bee corridor. Brent Council will plant a 7-mile (11-kilometer) corridor that will encompass 22 wildflower meadows in many of the borough’s parks and open spaces. Wildlife corridors…

What is companion planting?

It takes more than sunlight, water and good soil to make plants happy and healthy. Many of them like the company of other plants to grow and thrive. Just like some plants ward off unwanted insects, there are specific plants…

How to identify different types of bees

When was the last time you were in your garden, saw a bee, grabbed it and squeezed it? Probably never, right? Unless you’ve done that, there’s a good chance that if you’ve ever been stung it wasn’t by a bee,…

How to get rid of moles in your yard

As you walk onto your carefully manicured lawn, an unsightly raised pattern of grass and broken earth catches your attention. Curiosity gets the better of you. You step on the raised ground, and it suddenly gives way. Has this ever…

The bitter legal battle behind Georgia's sweet Vidalia onion

Southeast Georgia onion farmers are ready for the spring harvest and sale of one of the nation’s most iconic agricultural products, the sweet-tasting Vidalia onion. As eager cooks head out to buy them, they might be interested to know that…

A destructive species is making its way across the East Coast

An adult spotted lanternfly is beautiful, but incredibly destructive to agriculture. (Photo: Amy Lutz/Shutterstock) The spotted lanternfly was first found in the United States in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 2014. The destructive pest, which is native to Southeast Asia, most…

Notre Dame rooftop bees appear to have survived the fire

The bees that live in three hives on a secondary roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris survived the fire, even though the roof was mostly destroyed. Drone footage shows a cluster of bees on one of the church’s gargoyles…

The teeth of a Venus flytrap create a 'horrid prison' for its prey

When an unsuspecting insect lands on the leaf of a Venus flytrap, it trips tiny trigger hairs on the surface of the plant’s lure. To ensure the plant has truly encountered prey, and not a raindrop or some other useless…

12 plants that repel unwanted insects

Are you an insect magnet? If you aren’t, you probably know one. Insect magnets attract annoying insects the second they walk outdoors — or so it seems. If this describes you, take comfort in knowing that one of the ways…

Can this plant really help us live forever (or at least a lot longer)?

If the startling results of a recent Austrian study are any indication, we should all get better acquainted with ashitaba. In fact, we might even want to make a little room for this ancient Japanese plant beside the basil and…