| Jun 26, 2008
GARDENERS know they're never alone. Visitors arrive nonstop, by land and by air. Birds, bees, butterflies, bats, beetles, snails, snakes, lizards, mice, frogs. Maria Sibylla Merian painted them all -- and at a time when no one knew exactly what many of...
| Jul 11, 2001
Edon Waycott's strawberry jam tastes like strawberries, only more so. Strawberries squared. Strawberries to the nth degree.
It could be that this is the way jam used to taste before we stopped making our own and started buying the processed stuff. But...
| Jul 27, 2008
It was Day 42 of the Zaca Fire. A tower of white smoke reached miles into the blue sky above the undulating ridges of Santa Barbara's backcountry.
Helicopters ferried firefighters across the saw-toothed terrain and bombed fiery ridges with water. Long...
| Jun 10, 2007
The dead bees under Dennis vanEngelsdorp's microscope were like none he had ever seen.
He had expected to see mites or amoebas, perennial pests of bees. Instead, he found internal organs swollen with debris and strangely blackened. The bees' intestinal...
| Aug 8, 2009
Many bees are dying due to colony collapse disorder, but honey isn't the only reason we need bees.
For the past five years, Marie Goodwin has kept honey bees.
Her four hives make a couple hundred pounds of honey a season, which she sells at the...
| Sep 9, 2009
The Hornets busy offseason continues.
New Orleans traded guard Antonio Daniels and a second round 2014 draft pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves. In return, the Hornets get forward Darius Songalia and guard Bobby Brown.
The Hornets rid themselves of...
| Sep 15, 2009
The Hornets are heading west for training camp.
The Hornets will train at ULL's indoor practice facility Tuesday September 29th thru Sunday October 4th. The team will train at the Leon Moncla Indoor practice facility, according to a team source
| Apr 15, 2010
With rain soaking their clothing and fogging up their binoculars, 50 researchers and university students armed with butterfly nets and specimen bottles fanned out across Whitewater Canyon at daybreak Monday to take the first full accounting of wildlife in...
| Apr 12, 2010
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Honeybees in Virginia are disappearing at an alarming rate.
According to Target Health, Inc. approximately 90 percent of the wild bee population in North America has died out and percentages are close to that in European bee colonies. The disappearance...
| May 7, 2010
Did you know that a cockroach can live for a week without its head? That an ant can lift 20 times its weight? That the termite queen can rule her colony for 15 to 20 years?
Sally Quick knows this stuff and more. As an Orkin Pest Control (orkin.com) route...