Written by Madeline Van Tassel | October 18th, 2013
Written by Jeff Opperman | June 6th, 2011
Jeff Opperman finds that his hometown is ranked the most miserable city in America. But as a conservation scientist he finds a silver lining.
Written by Matt Miller | June 10th, 2009
It’s true: A green lawn is not often a green lawn. Many of you already know this, but neighborhood peer pressure keeps you reaching for weed spray, fertilizer and a lawnmower. When you step through your front door, do you feel like you’ve landed on the set of American Beauty? Do you worry that your attempts […]
Written by Dave Mehlman | February 17th, 2009
The February 2009 issue of Conservation Biology has a research paper on the impacts of native plants on birds and butterflies in the suburbs of southeastern Pennsylvania. To my knowledge, this is the first scientific study to compare “standard” landscaping (lawns, ornamental trees and shrubs) with “native” landscaping (using grasses and other groundcovers, shrubs and […]