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June 23, 2006 RSS feed / Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

If you put something down on the ground in June, you better mark it carefully, or by August it might be covered up by this vine. More...

Firefly show lights up night sky at Congaree Swamp

Rare are the places in the world where fireflies light up in a syncopated rhythm. A natural area near Columbia is one of the three known places. More...

Will your trees survive this hurricane season?

With hurricane season just around the corner you need to know if your trees will be safe from the possible wrath of Mother Nature. More...