Featured Articles from The Butterfly Effect

16
Oct

Amanita Muscaria and Boletus Edulis: Two of 10,000 Kinds of Mushrooms to Notice on this Planet.

“Last fall, my brother and I took our parents to the North Shore of Lake Superior to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.
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01
Jul

A Bird in an Avian Candy Store?

The ubiquitous American goldfinch can be found just about anywhere, at least sometime during the year, throughout the U.S. and southern Canada.
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24
Apr

Wellness One Yard at a Time: How Eco-Friendly Landscaping Can Improve Human Health. By Kelly Cartwright, Ph.D.

Kelly Cartwright, Ph.D., is a biology professor at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois where she teaches environmental biology, general biology, botany, and introduction to sustainability.
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17
Mar

Jewel-Toned Beauty

“I love this composition, with the aster’s swept-back petals and the bee’s intense colors against the dark background.
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04
Feb

Unfarming the Driftless

When the O’Connors bought an old dairy turned deer-hunting farm, they had visions of transforming it into a “perfect” prairie. “We envisioned prairies with beautiful flowers, all natives, and no weeds,” explains Marcie, who, with her husband Mike, has been restoring their 500-acre farm near Alma, Wisconsin, into prairie and savanna for the past 20...
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14
Dec

Complete Puffery

Nature photographer Travis Bonovsky has a knack for spotting birds “doing their thing,” just about any time he walks out his front door.
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06
Nov

My Slice of Heaven

“My little slice of heaven in the city provides big habitat for wildlife. A small, modest bungalow on a narrow, 40-foot wide lot in Minneapolis, not far from the only gorge along the mighty Mississippi.
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08
Sep

It’s Harmless (to you!): The Yellow Garden Spider

This harmless, stunning creature should be welcomed in your yard or garden.
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