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Forum: Help Identifying Plants 10-14-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,489
Posted By Prairiefreak
Looks like beautyberry, kinda.

Please quit tasting things when you don't know what they are! We'd like to keep you around for a bit! Check out the genus Callicarpa.
Forum: Invasive Fauna 06-22-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,413
Posted By Prairiefreak
Euthed animals

Cannot be used for human consumption, if they were euthanised by means of drugs. Also, slaughterhouses will not take grey horses to be slaughtered and shipped for human consumption...almost all grey...
Forum: Tips, Tricks, Techniques, and Experiments 03-31-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,811
Posted By Prairiefreak
I got a good one!

Digging up the pretty little vines with pretty little white flowers, making a trellis for them....and finding out 2 years later that what I had was a bumper crop of field bindweed. :wee
Forum: Heirlooms, Herbs & Spices - Culinary 08-16-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By Prairiefreak
I don't like my olive oil extra virgin. I...

I don't like my olive oil extra virgin.

I like it best when it's reputation has been besmirched.
Forum: Cryptogams 08-15-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,236
Posted By Prairiefreak
Dog vomit fungus? Deer vomit fungus?

Dog vomit fungus? Deer vomit fungus?
Forum: Cryptogams 08-01-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,196
Posted By Prairiefreak
The chanterelles that I see in supermarkets from...

The chanterelles that I see in supermarkets from time to time are white and vase shaped/fan shaped, like the mushrooms on the right in the first set of pictures. I am sure there are other colours of...
Forum: Cryptogams 07-30-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,196
Posted By Prairiefreak
They look like chanterelles.

They look like chanterelles.
Forum: North American Native Plants 07-10-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,642
Posted By Prairiefreak
I love indian pipe! Great photos.

I love indian pipe! Great photos.
Forum: Invasive & Potentially Invasive Flora 07-09-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,933
Posted By Prairiefreak
Ailanthus altissima is a plant that likes...

Ailanthus altissima is a plant that likes disturbed areas. It does not and cannot compete well with native species. I've NEVER seen it in the areas I've been involved in restoring, except on the...
Forum: Daily Dose of Outrage 06-26-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,802
Posted By Prairiefreak
It's pathetic that teachers are getting blamed...

It's pathetic that teachers are getting blamed for the failings of parents and students. And are expected to make up for the neglect of education at home. I'm pro-teacher.
Forum: Help Identifying Plants 06-24-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Prairiefreak
It's Cup Plant, Silphium perfoliatum.

It's Cup Plant, Silphium perfoliatum.
Forum: Daily Dose of Outrage 06-23-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,802
Posted By Prairiefreak
Oddly enough, I believe that the reason our kids...

Oddly enough, I believe that the reason our kids "isn't" learning is the sheer volume of testing going on. My teacher friends who teach grades 3-12 say that 80% of what they do with their kids is...
Forum: Daily Dose of Outrage 06-20-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,802
Posted By Prairiefreak
Month of May warmest on record

Not really outrage...just resignation. Brought to you by those lying scientists at NOAA.

NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - NOAA: May Global Temperature is Warmest on Record...
Forum: Invasive & Potentially Invasive Flora 06-19-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By Prairiefreak
Is that even possible?

Is that even possible?
Forum: Tips, Tricks, Techniques, and Experiments 06-19-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,811
Posted By Prairiefreak
I'm such a moron that most of you wouldn't have...

I'm such a moron that most of you wouldn't have time for all my gardening snafus. I'll just leave you with 2 words.

Buddleia. davidii.
Forum: Forbs 06-16-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,302
Posted By Prairiefreak
My A. tuberosa is in full bloom. A full month...

My A. tuberosa is in full bloom. A full month ahead of time. Culver's root in bud, E. purpurea blooming, Coreopsis lanceolata in full bloom as of 2 weeks ago.

Oh yeah, sumthin' funky going on.
Forum: Help Identifying Plants 06-16-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,380
Posted By Prairiefreak
So what is the benchmark for invasive....it has...

So what is the benchmark for invasive....it has naturalised to 30 states. What in this statement suggests it's NOT invasive?

John, I'm in such extreme NE IL that I couldn't be in more extreme...
Forum: Help Identifying Plants 06-16-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By Prairiefreak
Barberry.

Barberry.
Forum: Pests and Pathogens 06-13-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By Prairiefreak
Some of it looks bacterial...but the other...

Some of it looks bacterial...but the other stuff...and the dead birds...makes me think it's chemical. There was a leak at a nearby DuPont plant that week.

Another angle might be....chemical...
Forum: Bug Us (help identifying bugs) 06-13-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By Prairiefreak
Now, I'm not afraid of teeny spiders, Equil. That...

Now, I'm not afraid of teeny spiders, Equil. That looks like a 'lil jumping spider. I actually don't mind them. There's this kind of big(erm!)one that lives behind my mailbox..black with bright blue...
Forum: Bug Us (help identifying bugs) 06-13-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By Prairiefreak
I don't hurt spiders at all unless they're on me....

I don't hurt spiders at all unless they're on me. If they're in my garden I mark their area off with landscaping flags so I can avoid them. It makes me feel weird in the pit of my stomach to even...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 06-12-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,699
Posted By Prairiefreak
I have had baby robins in my front yard all week....

I have had baby robins in my front yard all week. They're adorable. They start squawking for food at about 4:30 AM.

Shut the he** up, babies!
Forum: North American Wildlife 06-12-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,416
Posted By Prairiefreak
The fact that we are not always the top predator...

The fact that we are not always the top predator is disconcerting. If I'm out painting, I have pepper spray. For cougars, bears, and evil humans. Really, I worry more about the evil humans.
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 06-12-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,673
Posted By Prairiefreak
Boo YEAH! I like the b-day presents nature gives...

Boo YEAH! I like the b-day presents nature gives you. Mine was a few years ago when they released the video of the Ivory Billed Woodpecker...and declared it un-extinct...for now.

Is the...
Forum: Bug Us (help identifying bugs) 06-12-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By Prairiefreak
Oh, that's exactly what she is. And the baby...

Oh, that's exactly what she is. And the baby spiders will repay her protection by eating her....

Spiders are nasty, nasty, nasty. I can't abide them.

However, now that I have health...
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