This dragonfly is a benthic macroinvertebrate in the last and shortest stage of its life. Before transforming and taking flight, benthic macroinvertebrates spend most of their lives in streams.
These macroinvertebrates are important to wetland and stream ecosystems Read more
… only a plant whose value we don’t understand.
Have you seen dandelion leaves in your local produce section? They’re delicious in a salad and incredibly nutritious. But please don’t pick them from the lawn or garden unless you know it has not been treated with pesticides. Unfortunately, our local herbivores and omnivores can’t be so discerning. Pesticides applied to ‘producers’ like dandelions accumulate in species up the food chain – that includes us! Watch this short video on how to manage your garden naturally little to no pesticides.
Open your window, step outside. What do you see and hear?
Is that a robin on the grass, the song of a cardinal, or the drum of a woodpecker nearby? Visit The Cornell Lab of Ornithology website and discover the sights and sounds of birds without leaving your home. Get up close and personal with Cornell’s Bird Cams, visit the Macaulay Library filled with beautiful photos and audio recordings of birds everywhere, or play fun, interactive games in the Bird Academy Play Lab.