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Cattle Graze Milkweed As Much As Grasses. Are There Implications for Monarchs?
Most researchers assume cattle avoid milkweed due to toxic compounds. New research finds that cattle graze milkweeds at least as […]
Story type: TNC Science Brief
Witches’ Broom and the Conservation of “Ugly”
Should we kill trees because they’re ugly? At one point, conservationists did.
Lost Orchid Found: Flower “Extinct” Since 1902 Blooms
An amateur naturalist finds a plant that’s been “extinct” for more than a century.
Spring Flowers Are Blooming Earlier in Greater Yellowstone
A new study finds plants are blooming earlier in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. What’s that mean for wildlife?
Fossil Pollen Reveals the African Origins of Asia’s Tropical Forests
Fossil pollen reveals that the iconic tree family of Borneo's rainforests — the dipterocarps — evolved in Africa.
Operation Ponderosa: Saving a Forest, Pandemic Edition
An inspiring solo adventure to help save Texas’s ponderosa pines.
Mistletoe: A Natural and Human History
The myths and natural history behind the holiday mistletoe tradition.
Rough, Rugged and Remote: Going the Distance to Save Cape Town’s Water
High above Cape Town, a group of trained abseilers scale cliffs to cut down water-thirsty invasive pine trees.
Seeds of Change: Ensuring the Future for Healthy Prairies
For a healthy and resilient prairie, diverse seed sources are key.
Wildflower Watching as a Source of Solace and Diversion
Trout lilies and other wildflowers are blooming. A backcountry expert and author reflects on the solace of the season.
Tree Tapping Isn’t Just for Maples
Maples aren’t the only trees that yield tasty syrup.
Create Wildlife Habitat Around Your House
Tips and resources turn your yard into wildlife habitat – without bothering the neighbors.