Read the latest and most popular Nature and the Outdoors Articles from Next Avenue.
Watercolor painter Maria Bodette won Next Avenue's older artists contest
Common signs of aging can often be tracked to the illness
We all need to spend time outside, and a national park is a great choice
It's a documentary on a groundbreaking experience and a reunion 47 years later
They challenged the weather and themselves in this class
Grab a hiking pole, strap on your boots and embrace the season
Tips to keep pests off your plants, cut flowers fresher and more — without spending extra
Tips for giving plants what they need as our environment changes
Concerned for future generations, they are working to stop climate change
A regular exercise like walking can help when loss feels heavy
A rediscovered childhood passion brings back memories and renewed mobility
Can cross-country pedaling help save the planet? They think so.
Watch the video to see how used flowers become treasure, not trash
The gadget helps this author rediscover her love of walking outside
Keep pests away and make flowers fresher without chemicals
Ever wonder why your pet does crazy things? Here's the lowdown.
That could be helpful for both of you, but there are drawbacks
This special report will include storytelling, news and information about how to plan for the end of your life in a way that meets your own goals and preferences.