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Wild Ideas: War of the red and gray   

Here in the United States, we feel beleaguered by invasive species that have been introduced from elsewhere, but our eastern gray squirrel has shown that this is not a one-way street, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
Wild Ideas: Giants emerge in Slate Mills

After overwintering three giant swallowtail caterpillars that had pupated, Slate Mills resident Robin Williams sees two emerge from their chrysalises as healthy adults this spring, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
Wild Ideas: Nature as medicine

Having a passion for nature can be rewarding in many ways, but now scientists are finding that being out in nature offers real health benefits.
Wild Ideas: Spring nature events ramping up

As spring ramps up, it's a great time to take advantage of upcoming birding and wildflower walks in our area, along with two native-plant sales, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
Wild Ideas: Nature Notes: Frogs and a new cause of Lyme

News of upcoming training for a frog-monitoring program and more dire news about our planet — a newly discovered cause of Lyme disease, and a potential ozone hole opening up above the Arctic — is in this week’s Wild Ideas…
Wild Ideas: Spiders in the snow

Depending on the species, spiders can spend the winter dormant in any of their three life stages — egg, juvenile or adult — or stay active, even walking across snow, in this week's Wild Ideas.