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D.C.'s City Wildlife cares for injured baby squirrel (Photo)

A baby squirrel fell 75 feet from a tree and is recuperating -- with an over-sized cast -- at D.C.'s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 12:34pm EDT

Tags: City Wildlife

Before it's too late: First frost means time for action

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips to protect your plants from frost and the cold of winter, plus how to make the most out of Mother Nature's top fertilizer: leaves.

Friday - 10/25/2013, 09:42am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, frost, leaves, corn gluten, evergreens, tree prunning

Garden Plot: How to squirrel-proof your vegetable garden

WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath offers advice for how to keep the squirrels from digging up your fall lettuce and radishes.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 07:45am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, National Captial Orchid Society, National Arboretum, Potomac Rose Show, shutdown, lawn care, mike mcgrath

Garden Plot: Weed-eating goats, dastardly deer and terrible tree rats

Professionally managed herds of goats are becoming an increasingly popular way to control weeds and invasive plants without the use of nasty herbicides. Goats can get into otherwise hard-to-reach areas, cause no chemical pollution and even eat poison ivy.

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 08:07pm EDT

Tags: mike mcgrath, deer, Garden Plot, vole, goat

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Tips to keep squirrels from destroying pumpkins

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath recommends using everything from hot peppers, to deer repellent and dog hair.

Tuesday - 10/09/2012, 02:36pm EDT

Tags: pumpkins, Halloween, gardening, mike mcgrath, Kristi King