Beech trees are having a tough year. It seems if it isn’t one thing, then it’s another.
Can we blame Texas? Yes, for lots of things right now.
It might have been their last kiss — if the lovers had mouths.
Catherine the Great, Hagar the Horrible, Andre the Giant, Ming the Merciless, and Pliny the Elder all have evocative names that describe a quality...
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, red-spotted purples live in praise of pipe vine swallowtails.  
There is one simple rule in our house for summer guests that will ensure a repeat Vineyard invitation. 
It's hammer time!
David Stanwood is a man of music and, of late, mollusks.
It’s a girl! The big reveal didn't come with pink and blue fireworks, colored cake, or any other gender-reveal activities.
"Sun, sun, sun, here we come," might be the adapted Beatles song if sung by a bale, turn, or flotilla (all names for a group) of painted turtles.
Is it fair to forsake a whole category of creature?
Fleas are not fun, unless they are of the circus-performing variety.