Asian jumping worms are an invasive species destroying our forests, and already in our yards

American lady butterfly spots aren’t camouflage, but what they are remains a scintillating mystery

Attend meetings on a longer pot shop head start, tree laws, a new race justice committee and more

Though great black digger wasps look fearsome, they’d rather hunt for insects than sting humans

Four people – and now an alpaca – are infected with West Nile, raising local virus risk to ‘high’

Painted turtles can survive intense watery cold, but climate change could make them all female

Great blue herons make a comeback 

Attend meetings on long-brewing proposals; school district vaccine mandates; a pet project

American goldfinch: A lemon-colored acrobat that’s the strictest of vegetarians

Are the honeybees raised in urban environments beneficial or detrimental? Ask a native species.