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Forum: North American Native Plants 03-17-2016, 02:08 PM
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I read somewhere where Nature teaches Patience-...

I read somewhere where Nature teaches Patience- Luckily we didn't have a Polar Vortex this year. I'm struggling to finish my arbor and make beds for the sassafras trees I ordered. I was able to get...
Forum: Biodiversity 01-16-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,051
Posted By sprucetree
Talking Knowledge is Power

:):):)The most benifical inscects are the most fericous looking: Having names like loins, dragonflies, and praying mantis. Bt is very deadly to catterpillers of both butterflies and Moths. Very few...
Forum: Woodies 12-05-2015, 07:20 PM
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Posted By sprucetree
I've been reading up on hazelnuts, Walnuts, and...

I've been reading up on hazelnuts, Walnuts, and Pecans since I was a little boy and we visited my Uncle that raised chickens.

Some commercial Nut grower brought some European Hazelnuts across...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 11-30-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,928
Posted By sprucetree
apple An Apple a day

I've seen a lot of Canandain Geese this year and because the mast crop of crab-apples they were well fed.
Forum: Woodies 11-21-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,907
Posted By sprucetree
I've had a busy week re-doing the sprinklers for...

I've had a busy week re-doing the sprinklers for my spice-bushes and the rest of the shrubs that like plenty of moisture. Then the annual leaf shredding took up a few days and the mailman brought my...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 11-14-2015, 07:46 PM
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Views: 10,671
Posted By sprucetree
The geese are flying south and the robins left...

The geese are flying south and the robins left too.

We had wind gusts to 50mph and I feed the birds but on this windy day I saw a Hawk sitting on a rock in my rock garden.
Forum: Habitat 08-18-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By sprucetree
The sedum I'm familiar with is the autumn joy...

The sedum I'm familiar with is the autumn joy with it's pink umbrel flowers. It's late flowering attracting lots of bees through October.

Once the nights turn frosty the sedum umbrels die back...
Forum: Woodies 08-16-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,907
Posted By sprucetree
cardinal2 Virginia creeper berries

Will hopefully feed the robins every year they start bearing.

They cleaned out the mountain ash berries this week

This week the Maple leaf Viburnum are turning a deep purple.
Forum: Integrated Pest Management 07-19-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,013
Posted By sprucetree
How about a bug barbeque? Chances are the worms...

How about a bug barbeque? Chances are the worms will be deep and you can use the hoe to remove the fried weeds.
Forum: Hey, that's interesting! 05-13-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By sprucetree
skunk Bio-Solids

I'll be the first to agree with you about our crumbling infrastructure with sewage treatment leading the way.

This Bio-Remidation Set-up uses wood chips to slow down corrosion and odors. It...
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 05-02-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By sprucetree
While deciding whether to use a herbicide knock...

While deciding whether to use a herbicide knock out the weeds and plant sedums which divide easy as say hostas or iris I decided to go with the shovel.

While digging a dandelion I came across an...
Forum: Forum Feedback 04-19-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,501
Posted By sprucetree
My Windows XP was good till they stopped support...

My Windows XP was good till they stopped support which decided my next move-

Windows 8
Forum: Composting 04-19-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,450
Posted By sprucetree
My uncle raised chickens for the eggs; When they...

My uncle raised chickens for the eggs; When they stopped laying the Soup company picked them up. The dead ones were placed out for vultures which are quite plentiful in S.C.

Since most prairie...
Forum: Book Discussions 12-02-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,418
Posted By sprucetree
Happy to say that david is still sharing the...

Happy to say that david is still sharing the connection between habitat and some very rare animals.

He made an appearance on a queen latafia show and being the professional he was kept the show...
Forum: The Dead Lawn Society (Healthier Choice Gardeners) 12-02-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,493
Posted By sprucetree
Planters are expensive but you could buy to put...

Planters are expensive but you could buy to put natives in and milkweed/bayberry and some nice native flowers from lady bird Johnson's website. Think outside the box Arey;

Chances are the...
Forum: Fruits and Nuts 11-15-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,013
Posted By sprucetree
This thread is something I left unfinished;...

This thread is something I left unfinished; Everything I planted in the spring of 2013 was killed by the polar vortex.
Even equill's kentucky trees were so destroyed by the freezing temps and the...
Forum: Photo of the Month 11-02-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,078
Posted By sprucetree
I love the deer and turkey of the season: I just...

I love the deer and turkey of the season: I just wish they wouldn't mess around with the Daylight savings time
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 09-10-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,545
Posted By sprucetree
moth I'm happy that Luna Moths are Surviving

With everyone worried about deer ticks and mosquitoes they are wiping out the moths and bats that eat them.

Luna Moths aren't very picky but I think they prefer nut or mast trees.

Where...
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 09-10-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,545
Posted By sprucetree
butterfly Around S.E. Michigan

We call them cabbage moths; The Pieris Rapae which feeds on the cabbage mustard family as it's host plant.

Since the Cabbage/mustard/Brassica family wasn't native to North America the cabbage moth...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 09-04-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By sprucetree
I'm learning lots about turkeys: This you-tube...

I'm learning lots about turkeys: This you-tube was very good. The young males are called Jakes.

The Turkey has some great traits and almost became our nations symbol.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 08-30-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By sprucetree
flag Some Swans on the Great Lakes

:hiSome Pictures of Swans on the St. Clair river Happy labor day!
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 08-28-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,545
Posted By sprucetree
moth A Visit from a Luna Moth

This Moth was Hanging around the seven ponds nature center in the thumb area of Michigan.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 08-28-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,312
Posted By sprucetree
I read in a birding magazine about a hummingbird...

I read in a birding magazine about a hummingbird dismantling/ rebuilding it's nest from one location to another. The eggs were then laid and the young grew up to be healthy adults
Forum: Natural Areas 08-26-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By sprucetree
Thanks for posting pictures of Baxter State Park;...

Thanks for posting pictures of Baxter State Park; I too think the beavers are cute. Also like the vegetation that grows in Maine like the beeches and birches
Forum: North American Native Plants 08-20-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,963
Posted By sprucetree
This week the robin's cleaned out the European...

This week the robin's cleaned out the European Mountain Ash: It was loaded again this year and I'm sure the robins enjoyed their feast.

Also have young arrow-wood viburnum that will support...
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