In Your Yard

East Lansing Rhododendrons: “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Want a handy way to know how cold it is outside? Take a look at an East Lansing rhododendron. ELi's Nature and Garden reporter Aron Sousa explores temperature-related leaf-curling with a review of the science and an exclusive timelapse video.

ELi on Earth: Winter Wild Bird Care

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Want to know how to attract birds to your feeders? Keep squirrels out of them? Keep birds safe and healthy this winter? ELi science reporter Aron Sousa can help.

Dangerous Trees in East Lansing?

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Following an accident in Dewitt Township earlier this month, in which a 32-year-old man was killed when a tree fell on his car, ELi received a question from a reader wondering about a tree on Abbot Road which is growing at a dramatic angle. Jessy Gregg has the answer (and more.)

As Lime Moves In, Scooter Regulation Debated

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Now that Lime scooters have dropped in East Lansing, the City is under increased pressure to figure out what (if anything) to do about regulating the riding and parking of electric scooters. Alice Dreger reports.

MSU Youth Program Seeks Future Wildlife Biologists

Friday, September 7, 2018

“The goal of this program is to encourage kids to get outdoors, have them recognize wildlife in their own backyards and to cultivate a sense of responsibility for our local environment.” ELi's Paige Filice reports on how local 9-19 year olds can participate.

Mixing Up Fresh Music and Lively Garden Tours

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

ELi's Evan Dempsey tells you about a popular local series that recently provided the opportunity to learn about fungicidal programs and hear famous jazz standards performed live. But maybe you'd prefer Romani-style jazz paired with a tour on toxic plants?

ELi on Earth: What do I do if I Find a Wild Baby Animal?

Friday, June 8, 2018

It's the time of year when animal babies are being born, and it's fairly common in East Lansing to find a nest in your eaves or see a raccoon family crossing the street at dusk. But what do you do when you find a nest or a baby that seems to be left behind? ELi's Paige Filice has the answers.

Hummingbirds Come Back to East Lansing

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The hummingbirds are coming back. ELi's Aron Sousa explains where they're coming from, what they're doing here, and how you can attract them.

Water, Water Everywhere, and City Offers Help with Clean-Up

Friday, February 23, 2018

The City is offering help to residents dealing with flooded homes. On campus, the scene of the Red Cedar River's flood is dramatic. Today, we bring you more information from the City and photos from the ELi team.

Experience with BWL Trimming Seems to Vary by Crew

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Kit Carlson and Wendell Lynch's experience with BWL wasn't as bad as they'd been fearing. What happened, and what advice do they give other homeowners? And what does BWL say about homeowners who try to refuse tree-trimming?

You Aren't Imagining It: EL Has a Bumper Crop of Skunks

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

We've been hearing that the EL skunk population is unusually high this year, and seeing evidence in our gardens. ELi's Paige Filice explains possible reasons for the high numbers, and what you can do to avoid smelly situations.

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