Beyond the Feeder: Should we feed birds in the winter?

February 28, 2017

Helen Macdonald wrote an article for the New York Times entitled, “Why Do We Feed Wild Animals?” In it, Macdonald explores why we choose birds to feed over other animals,…

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How to Build a Backyard Wildlife Brush Pile

January 14, 2017

Looking to make your backyard a little more friendly to nature’s creatures? With little more than some fallen branches and logs, you can provide shelter for birds, rabbits, dragonflies, and…

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Don’t Ditch your Rain Barrels

December 19, 2016

This past week, the first snowfall finally stuck. While the air may be getting frostier, that doesn’t mean forgetting about your rain barrels! You can use your rain barrels throughout…

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Leaf Those Leaves Alone!

November 20, 2016

The cold weather has been kicking in… and kicking us into action on all the fall chores we’ve been putting off! But the good news is, you can put off…

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3rd Annual Bar Stars Selects a Winner!

August 31, 2016

On Thursday, July 14th, Assembly Row hosted the 3rd Annual Bar Stars! At sunset on the rooftop in the balmy air, the restaurants of The Row competed for the title…

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Test your bee knowledge!

August 3, 2016

Test your bee knowledge here and see what you’ve retained!

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Where’d you get that honey?

July 30, 2016

Honey bees are the species of bees that belong to the genus Apis, which are the only kinds of bees that produces true honey — the kind we like to eat.…

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Bee societies: battle of the sexes!

July 16, 2016

 Some bees are solitary and some bees are social. There are many species of solitary bees, such as carpenter bees, which do not live in colonies, but rather, each female…

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Name That Bee!

July 4, 2016

You’re walking through your garden and you spot a fuzzy little creature buzzing in the flowers. You know a bee when you see one, but have you ever noticed that…

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Cummings Foundation Grants Groundwork “$100K for 100”

June 7, 2016

Groundwork Somerville is one of 100 local nonprofit organizations to receive a grant of $100,000 through the Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. The Somerville-based community organization was chosen from a total…

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