Make & Mingle: Friluftsliv

Welcome winter with art making, nature discoveries and more. Explore and embody Friluftsliv (free-loofts-liv), the Nordic concept of embracing the outdoors as a way of life. Try Kolrosing (the art of incising and staining wood), create tree ring prints, enjoy food, beer samples from BlackStack Brewing, outdoor activities, and warm fires. $15 21+ ONLY

Leading pest-control brand changes its formula to protect the bees

A leading brand of home and garden pest-control products says it will stop using a class of pesticides linked to the decline of bees, reports NPR. Ortho, part of the Miracle-Gro family, says the decision to drop the use of the chemicals—called neonicotinoids, or neonics for short—comes after considering the range of possible threats to … [ Read more]

The mystery of the puffin has finally been solved

For years, puffins have eluded scientists’ attempts to discover the oddly lovable birds’ wintering grounds. Now, their cold-weather lair has been discovered. Researchers with the National Audubon Society say that information from 19 locators show Maine’s Atlantic puffins spend the majority of winter about 200 miles southeast of Cape Cod, well offshore from New York and New … [ Read more]