Our genetics, immune systems and conditions in the environment around us can all play a role in susceptibility to hay fever.
Many beloved wildflowers bloom in early spring, while trees are still bare and the flowers have access to sunlight. Climate change is throwing trees and wildflowers out of sync.
Hay fever treatment options range from common over-the-counter products to specialist medicines.
Seventy-two per cent of native bumblebee species in North America are cutting their winter hibernation short by timing their emergence to earlier spring onsets.
When September melancholy hits Simmone Howell, she escapes the cold Melbourne spring to Gavin Lambert’s Los Angeles – and his ‘tough, kooky’ adolescent fantasy figure, Daisy Clover.
Artificial light is upending trees’ ability to use the natural day-night cycle as a signal of seasonal change.
Climate change is modifying the timing of recurrent life-cycle events with critical consequences on ecological and economic levels.
Birds are master navigators, negotiating journeys of thousands miles each year.
A folklorist explains the prehistoric origins of the mythical Easter Bunny and why this longstanding cultural symbol keeps returning each spring.
The progressively earlier flowering places the daisies at greater risk of failed flowering seasons. This would be a blow to biodiversity and tourism.
Spring has settled in and fruit is starting to ripen. Read this before you start helping yourself to the edible plants growing in your neighbourhood.
Whether you’re hoping to maximise your chances of seeing one of these shy, fascinating critters or wanting to avoid them at all costs, this article is for you.
The phenomenon is called heliotropism, and sunflowers are most famous for it. But why do they track the sun? And how?
Seedkeeping can create a sense of home, reconnect communities with ancestral crops and preserve biodiversity and culturally significant crops for future generations.
Trees and shrubs in cold-weather climates rely on certain signals, such as temperature and light, to know when to leaf out and bloom. Climate change is scrambling those signals.
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.
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.
Global warming has increased plant growth and helped offset increases in carbon dioxide emissions.
One bee may lay thousands of offspring in late spring. Give her room to build a nest and manage her reproductive duties.