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July 28, 2020

The Popular Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) deserves its status as one of the most popular mainstream native wildflowers for garden [...]
July 9, 2020

The Dainty but Ferocious Damselfly

The very name Damselfly creates a docile image of these small insects that live in and around our pond. But this is no damsel in distress.
June 24, 2020

Our Transformation to Native Plants

Our story about transforming a fallow cornfield to a native plant meadow and garden landscape that attracts wildlife.
June 9, 2020

Calligrapher flower flies are great beneficial insects

Calligrapher flower flies are top contenders for best beneficial insects you can have in your garden. You probably have Calligraphers and don’t know it [...]
May 28, 2020

Golden Alexanders Support Tiny Wildlife

    The first big wave of showy color in our meadow each spring is the native plant Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea). The tiny wildlife […]
May 15, 2020

Camouflaged Caterpillar

I had been staring into a recently planted Beach Plum (Prunus maritima) and suddenly found a caterpillar that camouflaged perfectly [...]
May 6, 2020

Hello nature enthusiasts!

We will be sharing interesting observations and photographs captured from nature around us.