THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Flames on Sunday reached a grove of sequoia trees in California as firefighters battled to keep fire from driving further into another grove, where the base of the world’s largest tree has been wrapped in protective foil.
Bob Henke's outdoors column centers on Thistle Day, and the plant it was named after.
Asian clams were discovered along Homer Point in Bolton this year, but populations of the invasive species at most other known locations remained steady, according to a new report released this past week by the Lake George Park Commission.
The colossal General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park and other sequoias have been wrapped in aluminum in an effort to save the trees from intense flames. Get the latest.
CAIRO — Egyptian scientists say the fossil of a four-legged prehistoric whale, unearthed over a decade ago in the country's Western Desert, is that of a previously unknown species. The creature, an ancestor of the modern-day whale, is believed to have lived 43 million years ago.
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews moved to ramp up the battle Wednesday against two expanding forest fires threatening Sequoia National Park’s giant sequoia trees and infrastructure.
CUSTER CITY, S.D. (AP) — Looking down a hillside dotted with large stumps and nearly devoid of trees, a pair of retired U.S. Forest Service employees lamented logging policies they helped craft to deal with two harbingers of climate change -- pine beetles and wildfires.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A man fed up with a private road in poor condition near his southwest Florida business has a novel solution: plant a banana tree in a pothole to warn motorists away.
Bob Henke tackles a couple of leftover questions in his outdoors column this week.
Dry lightning puts dozens of fires on the landscape, Lane said, and weather is a major factor in their spread.
If you’re a beginner plant parent with low light in your home, try these easy plants that @cindiyang recommends including snake plants, pothos, and ZZ plants.
TikTok creator @oli_bea has a huge collection of plants that line bright windows, but the bathroom doesn’t get the same kind of light. But plants in the bathroom aren’t off the table. If you have a bathroom without a lot of natural light, try a pothos. They thrive in the humidity.
Snake plants, pothos, and ZZ plants are go-to options for dark rooms, but @edenish has a recommendation that’s a little less basic—a peacock calathea.
An insect pest that has the potential to devastate Vermont ash trees is continuing to spread across the state.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Barclay opens a metal drawer in archives of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum containing fossils that are nearly 100 million years old. Despite their age, these rocks aren’t fragile. The geologist and botanist handles them with casual ease, placing one in his palm for closer examination.
Bob Henke discusses the amazing drinking ability of froghoppers (aka spittle bugs) in this week's outdoors column.