How to Build a Backyard Wildlife Brush Pile

Looking to make your backyard a little more friendly to nature’s creatures? With little more than some fallen branches and logs, you can provide shelter for birds, rabbits, dragonflies, and many other animals right in your own yard!   Materials: … Continued

Don’t Ditch your Rain Barrels

This past week, the first snowfall finally stuck. While the air may be getting frostier, that doesn’t mean forgetting about your rain barrels! You can use your rain barrels throughout the winter to catch snow. As the weather gets warmer, … Continued

Leaf Those Leaves Alone!

The cold weather has been kicking in… and kicking us into action on all the fall chores we’ve been putting off! But the good news is, you can put off raking those leaves a little longer. If procrastination alone isn’t enough … Continued

3rd Annual Bar Stars Selects a Winner!

On Thursday, July 14th, Assembly Row hosted the 3rd Annual Bar Stars! At sunset on the rooftop in the balmy air, the restaurants of The Row competed for the title of bartender supreme. The contest brought the community together for … Continued

Where’d you get that honey?

Honey bees are the species of bees that belong to the genus Apis, which are the only kinds of bees that produces true honey — the kind we like to eat. Honey is made mostly of nectar and bee enzymes. As honey … Continued

Bee societies: battle of the sexes!

 Some bees are solitary and some bees are social. There are many species of solitary bees, such as carpenter bees, which do not live in colonies, but rather, each female creates her own nest and raises her young alone (or … Continued

Name That Bee!

You’re walking through your garden and you spot a fuzzy little creature buzzing in the flowers. You know a bee when you see one, but have you ever noticed that not all bees look the same? That’s because there are … Continued

Somerville Makes Top 10 Best in the U.S.!

  Lonely Planet has “scoured the states to create the ultimate US travel wish list for 2016,” and recently published a list of the ten best places to visit in all of the United States. What was number six on … Continued