Posts By: River City Wild Ones

May Program Recap

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MAY PROGRAM RECAP By Linda Shuster, WORC Member Cultivating our Schoolyards as Habitat to Grow Scholars Who Will Become Stewards Presented via Zoom May 17 by Sally Triant, Grow Wise Learning Sally began by noting that children need nature; however, children today are spending less time in nature than previous generations. The Children and Nature… Read more »

Natives to Know: Enchanter’s Nightshade

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Enchanter’s Nightshade Circaea lutetiana subsp. canadenis By Linda Shuster, WORC Member Despite its common name, Enchanter’s nightshade is not a member of the nightshade (Solanaceae) family. It is a member of the evening primrose (Onagraceae) family. The genus name, Circaea, is derived from the name of the enchantress of Greek mythology, Circe. It is said… Read more »

Ranger Steve’s Nature Niche

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Records Check Finds 66 Butterfly Species By Ranger Steve Mueller Fifty-three field notebooks and journals hold my field study natural history data. Until 2010 I recorded observations with paper with pencil. I made the switch to entering information to a Word document on computer in November 2009. Slowly I am transcribing older handwritten entries to… Read more »

April 2021 Program Recap

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APRIL 2021 PROGRAM RECAP By Sherri Brom, WORC Member Native Garden Design  Presented via Zoom April 19 by Rebecca Marquardt and Amy Heilman The presentation by Rebecca Marquardt and Amy Heilman is a great accompaniment to the “Creating Your Own Native Garden Design” booklet developed by the national Wild Ones organization. Both Rebecca and Amy… Read more »

Natives to Know: Mayapple

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    NATIVES TO KNOW Mayapple, Podophyllum peltatum  Compiled by WORC Secretary Joyce Tuharsky It’s no coincidence that many of our native woodland plants flower in early Spring. They are taking advantage of the sunshine that hits the forest floor before the trees fully leaf out. Many of these plants have flowers that point downwards, beneath… Read more »