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Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 04-19-2010, 09:31 AM
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Posted By gnomenative
Very cool pics Equilibrium! Thanks for sharing!

Very cool pics Equilibrium! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: North American Wildlife 04-19-2010, 09:29 AM
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Views: 1,437
Posted By gnomenative
Some of the hype recently has not been simply...

Some of the hype recently has not been simply coyote or wolves. It has been documented for years that there are "coywolves". Hybrids of western coyote and wolves. There are many new studies that...
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 04-16-2010, 09:40 AM
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Posted By gnomenative
Thanks for posting! I had started a tread on...

Thanks for posting! I had started a tread on this a long time ago and this info is great!
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 04-16-2010, 09:37 AM
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Generally speaking, Bombus spp. could all...

Generally speaking, Bombus spp. could all potentially use this type of house. Entrance hole diameter might need to be altered depending on the species, but I wouldn't go larger that 3/4 inches on...
Forum: Organic Gardening 04-16-2010, 08:32 AM
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Posted By gnomenative
I leave them, (my neighbors LOVE that) but we...

I leave them, (my neighbors LOVE that) but we make salad from the early leaves in spring. I have also roasted the root and ground it for a coffee-like drink, only much more bitter. Don't forget,...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-16-2010, 08:28 AM
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You might consider Ceanothus americanus ( New...

You might consider Ceanothus americanus ( New Jersey Tea). This isn't a nectar plant, but they collect small insects from the blooms for young. I have seen them at my Aquilegia canadensis (Wild or...
Forum: Ecologically Responsible Service Providers 04-08-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,467
Posted By gnomenative
Updated Site- Time to start planning!

Hello all-

I recently updated my site to reflect the new season. I may also be adding an online store soon, but we will have to see.

One update is the April 2010 newsletter for Great Natives...
Forum: Green Blogs and Websites 04-08-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,533
Posted By gnomenative
April 2010 Edition of GNOME News

Hi all-

I posted the April edition of GNOME News last night. I should be worth the wait!

Check it out at
Great Natives Of Midwestern Ecotype(GNOME) - GNOME Newsletters...
Forum: Natural History 03-18-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By gnomenative
leaf03 Oldest Trees On The Planet!

This is a very interesting photo-article. Though I'm not sure what they qualify as "living" some look pretty dead to me...

The Oldest Trees on the Planet | Wired Science | Wired.com...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 03-17-2010, 08:38 AM
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I actually used the same silicone that I attached...

I actually used the same silicone that I attached the bases to the wood with. It is a fun project and I like the fact that they are easier to clean than the wooden ones.
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 03-12-2010, 09:15 AM
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Posted By gnomenative
It actually is an above ground nest box. It will...

It actually is an above ground nest box. It will sit in one of my flower beds. Hopefully this will entice them to build in the box as opposed to under our patio steps. Even though they are ground...
Forum: North American Native Plants 03-11-2010, 04:28 PM
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Posted By gnomenative
I would have to put myself at about an 7 for the...

I would have to put myself at about an 7 for the following reasons:
1- I have only purchased local ecotype plants (within 50 miles) but..
2- I have done some rescues and the genotype is unknown to...
Forum: North American News and Current Events 03-10-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By gnomenative
Mercury helped find Lewis and Clark sites

Since the Corps of Discovery searched the west over 200 years ago, I find it interesting that today we are able to tell exactly where they went (literally) because of the mercury traces from the Rush...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 03-10-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,233
Posted By gnomenative
bumblebee More Pictures of nest box

1- top down view
2- plexiglass top for monitoring
3- screened ventilation holes (inside)
4- screened ventilation holes (outside)
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 03-10-2010, 10:33 AM
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Views: 1,233
Posted By gnomenative
bumblebee Bumblebee Nest Box with pattern

I thought I would post my pictures of the completed nest box. My wife thought it looked too plain, so I added pictures of natives that bumblebees like just as a decorative component.

First...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 03-01-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By gnomenative
I have seen a red-winged blackbird already. Also...

I have seen a red-winged blackbird already. Also the house finch males are getting spring coloration and "singing" already. Here is a link about plants emerging and blooming earlier as well. ...
Forum: Ecologically Responsible Service Providers 03-01-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,467
Posted By gnomenative
Planting With A Purpose

Get involved in Greenprinting-


You may have known for years that improving your yard with native plants is not only a good thing to do, but the right thing. If only your neighbors or...
Forum: Green Blogs and Websites 03-01-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,533
Posted By gnomenative
GNOME News- March 2010

Hello all-
The March edition of the GNOME News is now up. This month I am happy to share that Cirsium and WG allowed me to reprint the "Complete Butterfly Garden: A new perspective....
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 03-01-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,233
Posted By gnomenative
Thanks for the diggin NEWisc. I guess I will...

Thanks for the diggin NEWisc. I guess I will have to give it the old "trial and error" method to see if there is one that works better than others. They have a tendency to find nest places without...
Forum: North American News and Current Events 02-25-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By gnomenative
Home versions are about 10 years away. They want...

Home versions are about 10 years away. They want the units to cost about $3,000 for home users. The box itself is supposed to be a kind of plug and play kind of deal. All of the parts are...
Forum: North American News and Current Events 02-23-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,196
Posted By gnomenative
I agree- parental decisions should be obvious...

I agree- parental decisions should be obvious choices. Pretty sad when we have to "redesign" things because people aren't smart enough to make better decisions. I think they ought to redesign and...
Forum: North American Native Plants 02-23-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By gnomenative
Great link! Thanks!

Great link! Thanks!
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 02-23-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,233
Posted By gnomenative
bumblebee Bumblebee Orientation Pattern

I am in the process of building a bumblebee nest box to place before spring. Many of the plans and things online I have read from or looked at talk about an "orientation pattern" for the entrance. ...
Forum: Invasive Fauna 02-22-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,089
Posted By gnomenative
The only thing I have trapped is gophers with leg...

The only thing I have trapped is gophers with leg holds. But I feel as you do- feral=earned removal in my book...
Forum: Herps 02-22-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By gnomenative
I do not know of a cryptic snake un the US. I...

I do not know of a cryptic snake un the US. I have personally seen bull and fox snakes get slightly darker when aggitated, but nothing that really changes as described. It sounds as if it could be a...
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