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Despite their valuable roles in the ecosystem, wasps have a scary reputation among many people for their stinging ability.More
There is a limit to any tree's tolerance, and they can exhibit signs of decline in response to consecutive years of stresses.More
Summer is a great time to explore Wisconsin’s abundant outdoors, but camping, biking or hiking can lead to encounters with poisonous plants that cause skin irritation and injuries when touched.More
Rain is a welcome treat for many plants, but too much can cause plenty of problems in the garden.More
A dog's innocent curiosity and insatiable appetite can lead to trouble, particularly in outdoor settings if they happen to chew or ingest any parts of a plant that can be dangerous.More
There are many steps an individual can take in backyards and around communities that can help revive pollinating insect populations, including conservation and promotion of healthy habitats.More
While thoughts might be turning to filling the cooler with cold beverages and packing enough charcoal for the grill, there's another aspect to the season that demands attention: tiny ticks.More
The Monarch butterfly is a vital pollinator across much of North America. But the species is facing some of the same environmental pressures afflicting other insect pollinators, and the number of monarchs overwintering at sites in Mexico is declining precipitously.More
Warmer weather and longer days offer an ideal opportunity to start cleaning up eating habits and getting on track to a healthy lifestyle. Getting started does not require sweeping changes or drastic measures.More
A teen who experiences headaches or stomach aches, has unexplained bruises or injuries or avoids school may be the victim of bullying and needs a parent or caretaker to intervene.More