Outdoors and Gardening

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It turns out that when you’re planning your garden there are two factors that determine success or failure: insect pests and other plants that… Read more

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A pair of mule deer fawns "high-tails it" across a residential yard in Show Low.  Read more

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A herd of mule deer watch from a safe place above the highway in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.  Read more

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At top, a herd of mule deer watches from a safe place above the highway in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. In middle, a pair of mule d… Read more

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PHOENIX — With more people getting outdoors to take advantage of the state’s warm, spring weather, it’s important to keep in mind that 13 spec… Read more

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Benchrest is a shooting sport that requires discipline and the dedication to achieve accuracy and precision. Read more

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Basic taxonomy of red wigglers

Kingdom: Animal

Phylum: Annelids – means “ringed,” referring to the series of segments on the body.

Class: Clitellata – means they reproduce at the Clitellum, the broad thick band on the body.

Species: Eisenia fetida Read more

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This marks my third year of raising worms in order to collect the castings for my home garden. I have found that worm castings or worm poo, is… Read more

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We are coming into the time of year when gardeners are getting restless. The seed catalogs are beginning to fill our mailboxes, and we want to… Read more

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A male American Robin perches comfortably on a branch, soaking up the sunshine and watching the snow melt. Robins are one of the earliest bird… Read more

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Baby, a Swiss Mountain Dog, romps along a freshly-dug pathway during this week’s winter storm. Many locations in the White Mountains received … Read more

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PINETOP — Biologists from the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) will be conducting helicopter deer surveys and elk captures in areas su… Read more

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Planting seeds by the phases of the moon has been practiced for centuries. Today, gardeners pay a lot of attention to how the phases of the mo… Read more

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This has become a rallying cry by gardeners, natural landscape enthusiasts and ecologists. To let fallen leaves stay where they land in yards … Read more

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It’s definitely Fall. It’s more like a Fast Fall. One day it was sunny with temperatures in the 70s, then plummeted down to 16 degrees in two … Read more