Biodiversity in Your Backyard: Carnivorous Plants

You may have heard about carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap. Let’s admit it, that alien look they have: it’s fascinating and a bit spooky! Perfect for the Halloween season, but luckily only insects need to beware! Carnivorous plants get most of their nutrients from the insects they consume. That’s why they sometimes grow in […]

carnivorous plants: roundleaf sundew

Top 5 Communities and Forests Documentaries

Guest post by Nataly Perez Manrique Welcome to Part Four of our four-part forest documentary series. We’ve scoured the land to bring you a curated list of the best documentaries about forests! Not sure what to watch this weekend? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Humanity and forests are interconnected. Communities rely on forests for […]

forests and communities documentaries

Ecosystem Services Explained

Guest post by Emma Dawson Have you ever wondered how much a total ecosystem is worth? How much value do trees give us in timber and food? What about air purification and carbon sequestration? How about flood protection, erosion control, or even natural beauty? It’s hard to imagine all the benefits that nature provides humans. […]

ecosystem services - money growing on a tree

Can Forests Heal the Rural-Urban Divide?

Guest Post By Brianna Cunliffe There are growing gaps between rural and urban Americans in terms of economic opportunity, access to resources, and political orientation. This is often referred to as a “rural-urban divide”. Americans who rely on the land to make their living have an enormous stake in keeping it healthy for generations. But […]

rolling hills and farmland

Top 5 Old Growth Forest Documentaries

Guest post by Nataly Perez Manrique Welcome to Part Three of our four-part forest documentary series. We’ve scoured the land to bring you a curated list of the best forest documentaries! Not sure what to watch this weekend? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. You may ask, “What is an old growth forest?” It’s a […]

old growth forest documentaries