A mother hummingbird tends to its young on the back deck of Pat and Garry Porter's home. This video was shot a week ago and the birds now are ready to fledge, when they've been out of their tiny eggs for about 3 weeks. (Video by Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle)
For 3 ½ weeks Garry and Pat Porter have hosted an uninvited house guest, one that seldom leaves and who recently showed up with her two kids, too. But the guest, thumb-sized Ruby, the ruby-throated hummingbird, has been the highlight of the summer at their home in east Wichita. Thursday morning the tiny bird was feeding two baby hummingbirds in her tea-cup sized nest.(July 6, 2017) (Video by Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle)
Correction: In an earlier version of this video, Joanna Price of The Douglas Apartments, identified a bank as a new "tentative tenant" of a former bank space in the building. Anya Clifford, community manager of the building, said that information is inaccurate. The video has been edited to remove that statement.
The Douglas Apartments assistant manager Joanna Price gives a tour of the new luxury apartments that opened earlier this year at 200 E. Douglas. They are built where the old Fourth National Bank existed. (Fernando Salazar / The Wichita Eagle)
Crews worked overnight to relocate a massive sequoia tree first planted in Boise, Idaho, in 1912. The tree was moved from the front of St. Luke's Medical Center to Fort Boise Park over the weekend. (Travis Meier / Idaho Statesman / June 25, 2017)
House + Home editor Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian experiments with dyeing Easter eggs first using shaving cream and gel food coloring, then Kool-Aid. One method turned out great. The other one? Not so much.
Students from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo made multiple treks to their sister school in Pomona over the past few months to decorate their Rose Parade float, which had the theme “A New Leaf." It was the only student-built float in the parade, which was held in Pasadena on Jan. 2, a day later than usual, because the parade is never held on a Sunday. (Courtesy of Cal Poly Pomona)
A home energy checkup helps owners determine where their house is losing energy and money - and how such problems can be corrected to make the home more energy efficient. A professional technician - often called an energy auditor - can give your home a checkup. You can also do some of the steps yourself such as checking for leaks, examining insulation, inspecting the furnace and ductwork, performing a blower door test and using an infrared camera. (Courtesy of U.S. Department of Energy)
There are benefits to keeping leaves in your yard but you do need to mow or shed them to be sure they break down rapidly. Advanced Master Gardener Debbie Courson Smith also explains how leaves can be used as mulch in the yard and garden. (Katy Moeller / The Idaho Statesman)