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Combating Japanese Beetles

Japanese Beetles (Popillia japonica) are especially prolific this summer, voraciously consuming the leaves, flowers and buds of herbaceous (non-woody) plants, shrubs and trees. They were first discovered at a nursery in New Jersey in 1916, probably introduced here with imported nursery stock. 750 more words

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Late Spring in Stowe, Vermont

Spring unfolds more slowly in northern Vermont than it does where I live in the mid-Atlantic.  So we were able to catch some late spring action in the Stowe area recently.   567 more words

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Yellow Lady’s Slipper – Like Winning the Lottery

The existence of Yellow Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium parviflorum) orchids is like winning the lottery, on so many levels.  Their bright yellow moccasin shaped petals, complemented by deeply veined lush green leaves, are strikingly beautiful. 805 more words

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Blackhaw Viburnum – A Subtle Beauty

Blackhaw Viburnum (Viburnum prunifolium) begins to bloom about a week after Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida), its profuse rounded clusters of creamy white flowers visited by a variety of bees, flies and butterflies for their nectar and pollen.  342 more words

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Cut-leaved Toothwort

Last week’s star players in the world of woodland understory plants in the eastern deciduous forest in my neighborhood were Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) 927 more words

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Late Winter Bird Food

The ground has been solidly snow covered for weeks.  As a result, traffic at bird feeders is heavy, with birds often emptying our feeder in less than a day.  313 more words

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Reasons to Love Winter

Have you been ready for spring since about January 2?  Wondering how you’ll ever get through the remaining weeks of winter?  The best way I know is to get outside and enjoy what nature has to offer.   425 more words

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