Golden orbweaver spiders may appear in your gardens.
We identify a few harmless spiders you've probably seen around the house and backyard — and a few that are best avoided.
With their vibrant blooms and a lineage tracing back to the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana, wattles have a lot going for them.
A red-bellied black snake
The weather is warming up, and snakes are coming out to bask in the sun. But we don't need to tell tall tales to appreciate snakes – the truth is far more fascinating.
An early spring bloom in Toronto, taken on April 1, 2020.
Global warming has increased plant growth and helped offset increases in carbon dioxide emissions.
Northern amber bumble bee queen (
Bombus borealis) on a dandelion flower.
Sarah A. Johnson
One bee may lay thousands of offspring in late spring. Give her room to build a nest and manage her reproductive duties.
Bumble bee collecting pollen from a flower.
Humans obtain bacteria through the foods they eat. But how do bees collect bacteria that live in and on them? And where do they pick up these microbes?
The sun shines through daffodils in full bloom near Tenby, Wales. February 1 2020.
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While many plant species fail to germinate, some mammals may wake up to a landscape devoid of prey.
Yellow trout lily flowers nearly a week earlier now than in previous decades in the Appalachian Mountains.
Climate change has advanced the arrival of spring by as much as several weeks in some parts of the US. This can mean major crop losses and disconnects between species that need each other to thrive.
Spring has sprung, which means it’s hay fever season.
If you get hay fever, minimising your exposure to grass pollen is likely to be useful. Fortunately, it's becoming easier to keep track of the pollen count. But what do you do when it's high?
The longest phenological record derive from the cherry blossoms in Japan.
Monitoring the timing of recurring biological events is key to understanding the effects of climate change.
Sydney’s water levels have fallen below 50%, triggering Stage 1 water restrictions.
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Dry and warm conditions in winter are set to continue into spring, and the likely culprit is the positive Indian Ocean Dipole
The math of raindrops.
Why does the impact of rain in a puddle look different from when it falls elsewhere, like in a lake or the ocean? A 'puddle equation' dives deep into the secret math of ripples.
If you are bitten by a tick that is infected with Lyme disease, a single dose of antibiotics can prevent an infection from developing, if administered within 72 hours of tick removal.
If you are bitten by a tick, you need to find out what species it was, fast. A research team has developed a website to help people in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick do just that.
Why do we eat chocolate bunnies at Easter? It’s a long story.
Easter is actually a mish-mash of different traditions celebrating the coming of spring.
Record heat in February 2019 caused shock and delight in equal measure. Behind the balmy weather lie challenges for British wildlife.
The reason we have seasons is because, during its journey around the Sun, the Earth is tilted.
Study shows that the availability of springs may have controlled human evolution.
From hot to cold and cold to hot, the weather can make a difference to our health.
Changes in temperature and season do affect our health – and not just when the weather turns cold.
Too bad this picture’s not scratch n sniff.
OK, it doesn’t smell great. But skunk cabbage has a unique secret weapon to help it be one of the first plants to emerge from the snow at the end of winter.
Climate change could make your hay fever much worse, thanks to three times more pollen allergens in the air.
It’s now late spring, with summer just around the corner, and many people with hay fever suffer at this time of year in Australia. Although the cause of this suffering is invisible to us, it is actually…