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Forum: North American Native Plants 11-09-2020, 11:35 AM
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Sunrise Reestablishing a Nourishing Relationship with Nature

I enjoyed this Stephen Packard video both from a practical and philosophical standpoint. It's a fresh and interesting presentation.

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Forum: North American Native Plants 10-14-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
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It is generally considered a "short lived" plant....

It is generally considered a "short lived" plant. So I would think that experimenting with some pruning to get some new growth would be worth trying. Perhaps something like cutting out all of the...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 10-14-2020, 12:13 PM
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Views: 76
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A big mosquito :)! It would just fit on a...

A big mosquito :)! It would just fit on a quarter - about the size of a typical crane fly.
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 10-12-2020, 04:31 PM
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Views: 76
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First sighting for me too. A bit surprising...

First sighting for me too. A bit surprising because we are in it's normal range. It's not the kind of bug that one forgets.

Based on all of the info that I could find, I believe the species is...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 10-11-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 76
Posted By NEWisc
Interesting Fly: Scaly Bee Fly or Hunchback Bee Fly

While out photographing bumble bees I sometimes find things I haven't seen before. This one had my attention as soon as I saw it.
It's called Scaly Bee Fly or Hunchback Bee Fly:

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Forum: Invasive & Potentially Invasive Flora 10-01-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 283
Posted By NEWisc
One of the newer approaches to ecosystems that...

One of the newer approaches to ecosystems that have been infested with invasive species is to call them "novel ecosystems". It's as if its a done deal; restoration to the ecosystem's former...
Forum: Stewardship 09-25-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By NEWisc
I see that your presentation is on Oct 1, so you...

I see that your presentation is on Oct 1, so you will get to see your webinar a month before I see mine. I'm in the Great Lakes Region, it isn't going to be presented until Nov 5. Looking forward...
Forum: Landscape and Garden Design 09-25-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 73
Posted By NEWisc
Smile The Plant Pollinator Connection: Why Pollinators Need Native Plants

Douglas Tallamy has done a great job of connecting native plants to insects and birds in his book "Bringing Nature Home", and in the many presentations that he has given on the native...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 09-25-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
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bumblebee Heather Holm Presents "The Bombus Among Us - Bumble Bee Basis" webinar

A webinar presented by Heather Holm last night has been recorded and posted online at the WildOnes website and at YouTube:

Here is the link to the recording on the WildOnes home page:...
Forum: Stewardship 09-23-2020, 01:11 PM
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Views: 83
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bumblebee Building Pollinator Habitat in Towns and Cities

The Xerces Society is hosting some webinars on building pollinator habitat in towns and cities. There are separate webinars for different parts of the US.

Although focused on towns and cities,...
Forum: Tips, Tricks, Techniques, and Experiments 06-07-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 498
Posted By NEWisc
Good point - some tent/garden stakes or heavy...

Good point - some tent/garden stakes or heavy objects would have to be included in the plan.

Another consideration is that it probably would not work for woody plants, since many of them have the...
Forum: Tips, Tricks, Techniques, and Experiments 06-05-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 498
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idea What an interesting idea!! Easy to do, more or...

What an interesting idea!! Easy to do, more or less 'one time application', environmentally friendly method.

It also gets the imagination thinking about dealing with other difficult to control...
Forum: Landscape and Garden Design 04-10-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By NEWisc
I found this interesting: I hadn't made much of...

I found this interesting:
I hadn't made much of a distinction between the two, but they go on to point out some noteworthy differences.

I hadn't seen the term "Stale Bedding" before either - live...
Forum: Landscape and Garden Design 04-02-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By NEWisc
Flowersred Mid-Atlantic Native Meadows: Guidelines for Planning, Preparation, Design, Installation, and Mainten

A new publication (pdf download) put out by the Xerces Society has some interesting info on creating a meadow in the Mid-Atlantic states. Mid-Atlantic Native Meadows: Guidelines for Planning,...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 03-19-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By NEWisc
woodpecker A couple of recent visitors to our feeder: ...

A couple of recent visitors to our feeder:

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It's not easy to tell, but I think we've got 2 black squirrels and 2 pair of pileated woodpeckers that come to the feeder.
Forum: Landscape and Garden Design 03-14-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,353
Posted By NEWisc
snag2 Great before and after photos! Really...

Great before and after photos! Really interesting to see the evolution of that tree.

It's hard to believe that it has been 9 years. Without even reading the thread again I can remember a lot of...
Forum: Habitat 02-05-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 24,516
Posted By NEWisc
Nice find! Did you get to see what kind of bee...

Nice find! Did you get to see what kind of bee it was?
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 01-20-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By NEWisc
I think the article makes it possible to have...

I think the article makes it possible to have your cake and eat it too! Feeding can help birds is certain situations, and you can enjoy seeing them (food for the human soul) at a feeder if the...
Forum: Daily Dose of Outrage 01-20-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,693
Posted By NEWisc
deer It seems to be logical to think that feeding deer...

It seems to be logical to think that feeding deer in the winter would help them, but most often it does more harm than good. By the time winter sets in the deer's gut has already switched the...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 01-16-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By NEWisc
chickadee Is Winter Bird Feeding Good for Birds?

I've always wondered what science might have to say about that. Here's a little food for thought that I found:

https://www.aldoleopold.org/post/winter-bird-feeding-good-birds/
Forum: Habitat 01-14-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By NEWisc
frog It always amazes me how the wildlife finds a...

It always amazes me how the wildlife finds a pond, especially the amphibians. I find myself asking 'Where is the water habitat that they came from, and how did they make the journey?'.
Forum: Habitat 01-10-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By NEWisc
The water in the video seems to be flowing,...

The water in the video seems to be flowing, wasn't there a stream element to your water feature?

Should be fun this summer as the wildlife begins to accept your pond as a natural part of the...
Forum: Biodiversity 12-30-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By NEWisc
Yup, I've got mine pre-ordered!

Yup, I've got mine pre-ordered!
Forum: Biodiversity 12-24-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By NEWisc
books8 Speaking of spreading the word, he has a new book...

Speaking of spreading the word, he has a new book coming out this February. "Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard" seems to be aimed at one of his other main...
Forum: Invasive & Potentially Invasive Flora 12-22-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By NEWisc
Evening primrose is my first thought. Gaura is...

Evening primrose is my first thought. Gaura is another possibility.
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