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Natives to Know – Twinleaf

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NATIVES TO KNOW Twinleaf, Jeffersonia diphylla by Ruth Oldenburg, WORC Communication Chair One of the things I look forward to after Winter is the blooming of my favorite Spring ephemeral, Jeffersonia diphylla. This uncommon plant is known as Twinleaf, as its dark green basal leaves are divided into symmetrical lobes that look as if they are… Read more »

February 2020 Program Recap

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PROGRAM RECAP • FEBRUARY 17, 2020 Compiled by Diane Phelps Saving the Bees One Garden(er) at a time Presented by Dr. Rufus Isaacs, Professor of Entomology and Extension Specialist, MSU Dr. Isaacs’ work is mainly in fruit crops from Barry County to Traverse City in Michigan. He studies the economic impact on fruit crops as the result of declining honey… Read more »

Wild Ones National & Chapter Forum – October 2019

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National & Chapter Forum  October 2019  Download PDF 2019-10 National Chapter Forum INTRODUCTION  Happy Halloween! Neenah, WI is getting its first snowfall of the season this week. All week. Supposedly it won’t stick. I hope not, because my snow tires are still in my shed. Most of the prairie has gone to seed, although we have… Read more »

October 2019 Program Recap

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October Program Recap by Joyce Tuharsky Native Plantings for Winter Birds Presented by Melanie Manion No one is more enthusiastic than Melanie Manion when it comes to using native plants to feed birds during the winter. Melanie, Natural Resources Manager of Ottawa County Parks, says she is a bit lazy when it comes to filling and keeping… Read more »