Chances are most nature goers will experience the dreaded poison ivy rash at least once in their lifetime. Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is a native plant that is valued by wildlife—humans are one of the few species vulnerable to its “poison.” The easiest way to avoid the painfully itchy reaction is to steer clear of the plant. Learn about a few common look-alike species that are often confused for poison ivy or download a handy field guide to take with you during your next nature walk.Read More
Fireflies delight people of all ages, and they’re prolific at this time of year.
Summer is not complete without spending a few, warm summer evenings watching or catching these lighted beetles! There are at least 170 species of fireflies in North America, and they may be...