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When Buttercups are Bad: Co-Pasturing Field Day at Wild Geese Farm

Nancy Apolito, our Finance & HR Manager, sends in this report about her recent adventure in Western New York, staffing a field day in Rushford, NY at… 609 more words

Staff Afield


“The basis of all technique, considering the vast proportions of the creek valley erosion problem and the lack of funds for expensive construction works, must be some plant or plants which will hold banks…The plants adopted must be susceptible of cheap propagation from cuttings, must stand some drouth, make rapid growth, make a good mat of roots both above and below water table, and should be unpalatable to stock…[t]amarisk…holds out some promise.” 563 more words

Black Rock Desert

English Plantain

There were more weeds than grass in the “lawn” surrounding my childhood home in Western Pennsylvania. It got mowed and was green so no one in our family was particularly concerned about the dandelion, English plantain, knotweed and other such undesirable plants that predominated. 460 more words

Nature Photography

Black Medic

Black medic (Medicago lupulina), introduced from Eastern Europe and Asia, is found throughout most of North America. Originally planted as fodder, this annual (or short-lived perennial) now invades lawns, gardens, roadsides, waste areas and disturbed sites. 293 more words

Nature Photography