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You don't have to be in the jungle or deep forest to be an animal tracker. Tracks are as close as your backyard—or a critter nibbling in your garden! See our animal track pictures below for clues to animal behavior!

Here's a fall planting guide to help you decide what vegetables to plant in the fall garden.

Here are some first aid tips for those annoying—and sometimes painful—insect bites and stings from ticks to bee stings to mosquitoes.

Make your yard butterfly-friendly to bring color and movement to the landscape while aiding the pollination of flowers, fruit, and vegetable plants. 

Honeybees provide a great service to agriculture: they pollinate more crops than any other insect, and without them, fruits and vegetables couldn’t develop.

As anyone knows who has learned the old saying “Leaves of three, let it be” the hard way, poison ivy has a nasty habit of rewarding those who touch it with two or three weeks of blistering misery.

Ants are among the most successful of insects, outnumbering all other individual animals combined. They have been around since the days of the dinosaurs and inhabit just about every corner of Earth.

With its distinctive peeling chalky-white bark, the white birch tree (Betula papyrifera) is a showpiece. However, there are birches of color, too.

The light shows created by fireflies have been fascinating mankind for ages.

Myrtle (Vinca spp.) is among the hardiest of evergreen ground covers, hardy to Zone 4 and growing as far north as Canada. It can be invasive in certain areas.

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