Ruth Germann Galbraith

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15 Garden Edging Ideas

01 of 16<p>Using Plants to Edge a Garden Border<p>Planting your garden with a clear edge gives it definition and structure, rather than having it appear to …

Landscaping

This is what to do if you find a baby bird on the ground

Whether it's a nestling or a fledgling<p>During the spring and summer, baby birds are being born in their multitudes, hatching and fledging all across …

Birds

Ravens Are Evolving, and Not in the Way You'd Expect

Instead of branching into new species, raven groups experienced something called "speciation reversal."<p>A new study shows that the common raven is anything but commonplace in its evolution.<p>Using DNA samples taken from ravens for nearly twenty years, the study provides evidence that common ravens on …

Birds

This Hummingbird Makes the Highest-Pitched Call Of Any Bird

Published March 7, 2018<p>The black Jacobin emits a shrill noise that sounds more like a frog or a cricket, leaving scientists puzzled.<p>Owls hoot and geese honk, but the black Jacobin hummingbird sounds like a cricket. The Brazilian bird's song is so high-pitched that neuroscientist Claudio Mello …

Birds

Surprising Origin of American Flamingos Discovered

Scientists have long wondered whether the bright pink birds are native to Florida.<p>Few of us Floridians are native to the state. Even our emblematic flamingos were widely thought to be escapees from captivity—until now.<p>A new study sheds new light on a long-standing controversy by suggesting …

Birds

Why Ravens and Crows Are Earth’s Smartest Birds

Year of the Bird<p>Their brains may be tiny, but birds have been known to outsmart children and apes.<p>Until the 21st century, birds were largely dismissed as simpletons. How smart can you be with a brain the size of a nut?<p>And yet the more we study bird intelligence, the more those assumptions are …

Birds

How The Sound Of Country Music Changed

Evolution follows a familiar pattern in plenty of popular music genres. Fearless newcomers or agile established stars with credibility to burn veer from the dominant aesthetic, adopting approaches to music-making that come off as savvy correctives to what everyone's used to hearing. And if what …

The wren: 8 things you ought to know about Britain’s most common bird

It may be diminutive, but the perky-tailed wren has a powerful song and the ancient title of king among birds, finds Ian Morton.<p>The wren is very …

At Billy Graham's 'last crusade,' his children urge others to embrace Christianity

<b>(CNN) —</b> Billy Graham was laid to rest Friday at a funeral that seemed like a continuation of his decades of evangelistic preaching, with his eldest son, Franklin Graham, issuing an explicit call for people watching the service to convert to Christianity.<p>"Just a few days ago, my father followed …

Billy Graham

U.S. evangelist Graham 'followed Jesus all the way to heaven,' son says

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. evangelist Billy Graham, who preached to millions and counseled presidents in his 70-year career, was remembered as a man who loved his family and the Bible at a funeral on Friday attended by President Donald Trump in Graham's native North Carolina.<p>The service at …

Billy Graham funeral: Evangelist's children carry on crusade

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham's children remembered "America's Pastor" on Friday as a man devoted to spreading the Gospel, living his …

Earthquake Swarms Are Shaking Yellowstone's Supervolcano. Here's What That Means.

Hundreds of earthquakes have rocked the famous supervolcano in the past few days, but this seismic activity is regular in the region.<p>Something is rocking the massive supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park.<p>Thanks to a recent earthquake swarm, the Yellowstone supervolcano has seen upwards of …

Geology

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone is a geological smoking gun that illustrates how violent the Earth can be. One event overshadows all others: Some 640,000 years ago, an area many miles square at what is now the center of the park suddenly exploded. In minutes the landscape was devastated. Fast-moving ash flows covered …

National Parks

Alabama Birdwatcher Captures Rare Footage Of A ‘One In A Million’ Yellow Cardinal [Video]

This unique bird, a male northern cardinal, probably owes its unusual bright yellow plumage to a genetic mutation, says Auburn University …

How to Boil Cabbage? Cook It Right for Maximum Health Benefits

Cabbage is the most common vegetable which can be prepared in a variety of ways. You can boil cabbage, steam it, sauté it, stir-fry it, or simply eat …

Dark Blue Astilbe Chinensis Perennial Flower Seeds, 100 seeds, rare heirloom home garden flowers E4337U

Dark Blue Astilbe Chinensis Perennial Flower Seeds, 100 seeds, rare heirloom home garden flowers E4337U<p>Full-bloom Period:Summer<br>Type:Herbs<br>Applicable Constellation:Capricorn<br>Flowerpot:Excluded<br>Cultivating Difficulty Degree:Very Easy<br>Function:Beautifying<br>Classification:Novel Plant<br>Variety:Flower<br>Use:Outdoor …

The Best Times to Visit Yellowstone

As the first national park in the world, a trip to Yellowstone offers travelers the chance to experience both stunning natural beauty as well as an …

National Parks

Planting wildflower strips across crop fields could slash pesticide use

Could wildflowers help us cut our use of pesticides? The Guardian reports that colorful strips of flowers have been planted through 15 large arable …

Top Wow Spots of Yosemite

Tuolumne Meadows<p>See Best Yosemite hikes<p>Spend the afternoon at a cool 8,600 feet in Tuolumne Meadows, an hour and a half north of Yosemite Valley. The …

Excellent and Healthy Cornbread Recipe

"This cornbread recipe contains no oil and tastes very, very good. Serve warm with honey, butter or margarine."<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup unbleached flour<p>1 cup …

We Found the Absolute Best Way to Make a Turkey Crispy

Certain things are facts. Mashed potatoes are better creamy. Stuffing is better moist. And turkey legs are definitely best served crispy. But how to …

3 Ingredient Chicken Recipe

<b>You’ll Need:</b><p>Chicken.<br>A packet of dry Italian seasoning mix.<br>½ cup of brown sugar.<p><b>How to:</b><p>Preheat the oven to 350° and line a pan with foil.<p>In a bowl, …

What's next for a Grand Canyon tram? Prospects are bleak

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Lawmakers on the country's largest American Indian reservation have shot down a measure to build an aerial tram to take …

More Expensive National Parks May Threaten Access to Nature

Travel<p>The proposed entrance fee increase could price out minority and low-income Americans, experts warn.<p>Under a new proposal from the National Park Service, 17 of the most popular U.S. national parks could see entrance fees for weeklong passes increase from around $25 to $30 to $70 for a single …

National Parks