The Search for “Lingering Trees” Offers Hope for Imperiled Species

The tiny fraction of trees that show strong resistance to invasive pests and pathogens need to be found – and is how you can help.

Eric Aldrich

Frogs as Pollinators?

This Brazilian frog may pollinate milk fruit trees as it visits flowers to sip nectar.

Christine Peterson

What It’s Like to Document California’s Disappearing Kelp Forests

Documentary filmmaker Tyler Schiffman turns his camera onto the people rushing to save a marine ecosystem on the verge of collapse.

Jenny Rogers

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