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Wildlife Column: Making a bee-line for the orchids

Nature is nothing if not inventive, and the bee orchid is just one example of amazing adaptation. This stunning flower has the scientific name of Ophrys apifera, which roughly translates as ‘bee bearing’. The orchid flowers have evolved to look like ... read more
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Dawn Pettinelli: Wide array of garden plants give off a vanilla scent

Natural vanilla flavoring comes from vanilla beans, which are produced in pods by an orchid. Most of the world’s supply ... with our native Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium purpureum) as a good wildlife plant as well as useful cut flower, but have you stopped ... read more

Listing the benefits of making lists

You can list all the plants you find; or you can list just the trees, just the wildflowers, just the orchids or any other group of ... writer and naturalist based in Loveland. His Wildlife Window column appears in the Reporter-Herald every Thursday. read more

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Dynamite way to nourish orchids during humid summer

But all the literature says orchids should never be over watered. Therefore, if your orchids are outside or under screens or in a slat house, they will usually get enough rain during the summer months to make additional ... include in my column on bromeliads. read more

Milton couples honored for work to save rare orchid

In general, wild orchids cannot be transplanted. But John, a retired teacher, pioneered meticulous methods to move individual plants to begin new populations. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service ... "We want to make sure our grandchildren have a place to ... read more

Garden Q&A: Phalaenopsis orchid symptoms and what’s dining on satsuma oranges

My phalaenopsis orchid ... I read in this column a few weeks ago about birds eating a reader’s satsumas. Well, judging by the damage done to my crop, it would have to be a really big bird! Almost our entire crop was eaten by something making a large ... read more

Deforestation endangering Wild Banan Orchid

Efforts are being made to make landowners aware of this loss of habitat – not just for the Wild Banana Orchid, but for many species of Cayman’s wildlife. Property developers ... The weekly column from the National Trust is submitted by Marnie Laing ... read more

Endangered decor: Demand for feathers, ivory, coral and other accessories is putting pressure on wildlife, the planet

Several months ago I wrote a column about feathers that got readers squawking ... more last week when I had an eye-opening discussion with Craig Hoover, chief of wildlife trade and conservation for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a federal agency ... read more

The best of the Columbia River Gorge hikes: 25 hikes celebrate 25 years

The trail challenge is one of the events celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Columbia River Gorge ... orchids underneath the mature forest canopy in the higher elevations. Coral roots are leafless and saprophytic, meaning they don't have chlorophyll to ... read more

Read the first column from the Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership

Monitoring work carried out by volunteers from Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s Biodiverse Society project in 2016 found many had been ringed as nestlings in colonies all over the country, and some had come from Europe, making this gathering at Ainsdale one ... read more

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