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 […]

Matthew L. Miller

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.

Matthew L. Miller

Lost Orchid Found: Flower “Extinct” Since 1902 Blooms

An amateur naturalist finds a plant that’s been “extinct” for more than a century.

Kris Millgate

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?

Bebe Crouse and Corinna Riginos

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.

Justine E. Hausheer

Operation Ponderosa: Saving a Forest, Pandemic Edition

An inspiring solo adventure to help save Texas’s ponderosa pines.

Matthew L. Miller

Mistletoe: A Natural and Human History

The myths and natural history behind the holiday mistletoe tradition.

Lisa Ballard

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.

Roshni Lodhia

Seeds of Change: Ensuring the Future for Healthy Prairies

For a healthy and resilient prairie, diverse seed sources are key.

Nina Hill

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.

Lisa Ballard

Tree Tapping Isn’t Just for Maples

Maples aren’t the only trees that yield tasty syrup.

Ken Keffer

Create Wildlife Habitat Around Your House

Tips and resources turn your yard into wildlife habitat – without bothering the neighbors.

Charles Fergus