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Hairy, scary tarantulas don't spook loyal owners

Hairy, scary tarantulas don't spook loyal owners

There are many people who call these creepy critters a pet or a passion and insist their beauty is worth the risk of a bite.

October 29, 2013 11:03 am
These Grasshopper Cookies will hop off the plate

These Grasshopper Cookies will hop off the plate

To transform this into a cookie, we flavored a chewy chocolate cookie with mint extract, studded it with chocolate mint candies, and drizzled it with a mint icing.

December 07, 2011 12:00 am
Holiday feasting should be for the birds too

Holiday feasting should be for the birds too

As you prepare to entertain the family for the holiday feasting that lies ahead, why not also prepare a feast for your feathered friends in the neighborhood? Hang some bird feeders and make holiday treats for them. Here at the National Butterfly Center we are known almost as well for our bir…

November 26, 2011 12:00 am
Going buggy for master gardener program

Going buggy for master gardener program

I'm losing sleep. Suspicious packages are arriving in the mail. There are bodies in my basement, and I'm constantly on the lookout for bugs.

October 29, 2011 12:00 am
ON GARDENING: Native clematis offers 'Avatar' look for the garden

ON GARDENING: Native clematis offers 'Avatar' look for the garden

No matter what state you reside in, there is a native clematis that looks like it came straight out of the movie "Avatar." Though I am talking three different species they are fairly similar in bloom, showy seed and even the associated common name Virgin's Bower.

June 25, 2011 12:00 am
ON GARDENING: Mexican oregano a winner for fragrance, culinary use, butterflies

ON GARDENING: Mexican oregano a winner for fragrance, culinary use, butterflies

A wave of fragrance euphoria was sweeping over me as I approached the blooming shrub, which turned out to be Mexican oregano. Now I am simply stunned at what versatility this plant has for garden.

June 18, 2011 12:00 am
ON GARDENING: Flame acanthus a stunning hummingbird magnet

ON GARDENING: Flame acanthus a stunning hummingbird magnet

The flame acanthus has leaped to the top of my list of hummingbird plants. A little over a year ago I wrote an article which I gave the family of the year award to the Acanthus family. I did so in a tongue and cheek fashion but now I am even more convinced after growing this plant.

May 28, 2011 12:00 am

Goodbye to grass

About a dozen years ago, Paul and Susan Damon of St. Paul, Minn., did something radical: They deliberately killed half their lawn.

May 19, 2011 12:00 am
Indiana man keeps personal census of butterflies, Adv10-11, IN

Indiana man keeps personal census of butterflies, Adv10-11, IN

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — As Doug Johnson hikes through the woods next to his home in southern Bartholomew County, he watches closely for butterflies that blend into the trees and ones that add a splash of color to the green and brown countryside.

October 10, 2010 3:00 am
Researchers: Silkworms make artificial spider silk, 2nd Ld-Writethru, IN

Researchers: Silkworms make artificial spider silk, 2nd Ld-Writethru, IN

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Biologists have inserted spider genes into silkworms, allowing them to produce strong, elastic threads that may be used to make sutures and wound-healing bandages as well as bulletproof vests and lightweight fabrics, researchers said Wednesday.

September 29, 2010 5:36 pm
Genetically altered salmon? It doesn't stop there

Genetically altered salmon? It doesn't stop there

WASHINGTON | We've always played with our food — even before we knew about genes or how to change them.

September 23, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Best bug control? Invite in the birds

Best bug control? Invite in the birds

Growers are beginning to understand that common birds can be of uncommon value to fields, lawns and gardens.

September 09, 2010 12:00 am

Enjoy eerie glow of fireflies with a lightning bug catcher

Fireflies probably wouldn't be meals for predators if they didn't advertise their locations through their shiny, yellowish beacons.

July 28, 2010 12:00 am
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