Battling mosquitoes — Tactics to try, and to avoid (What’s in Your Backyard)
How did they find you? Your mistake was breathing.
A balm for specialist bees — native plants (What’s in your back yard)
But how to transform your yard from suburban wasteland to Yellowstone?
The shy opossum is a superhero in secret (What’s in your backyard)
Consider: It’s a species as old as the dinosaurs
Wildlife doing fall chores to prep for winter (What’s in your backyard)
By DAVID WASMUTH For Montclair Local November has arrived. Montclair’s human residents have spent the past few weeks transitioning to their cold-weather wardrobes; T-shirts and shorts have been put away, sweaters and sweatshirts dug out of the bottoms of draws. The ...
Leaf blowers: Enemies of beautiful wildlife (What’s in Your Backyard)
What to do with your fallen leaves? As much as possible, leave them where they fall, David Wasmuth says.
Bumblebees: The sumo wrestlers of pollination (What’s in Your Backyard)
Bumblebees are among the earliest pollinators, emerging on cool early spring mornings when most insects prefer to sleep in.
The red fox: Montclair’s cutest carnivore (What’s in Your Backyard)
By DAVID WASMUTH For Montclair Local Sly and cunning are two common descriptors. It has even given us the term “outfox.” It’s hard to think of another animal so associated with intelligent deception, but does the fox, ever more common in Montclair, really deserve to be put in the unsavory company of con artists and unscrupulous sales people? First, when w...
This week: Learn about thinking sustainably, locally (What’s in Your Backyard)
The sixth annual Acting Locally for a More Sustainable World Conference starts Thursday.
What’s in your backyard: engineering groundhogs
Groundhogs look cuddly, but they are detailed engineers, with a somewhat complicated social life, writes David Wasmuth in "What's In Your Backyard."
It’s the Roaring ’20s, for chipmunks
Thanks to a Mast year for oaks (many acorns!), this is a boom year for chipmunks. Here's a bit about their ways.