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Improving Hoo Brook Pasture

I shut the cattle in our relatively new Hoo Brook Pasture overnight and this morning to continue their task of eating the large amount of willow scrub, nettles, docs and thistles growing in there, as well as a lot of other assorted vegetation that needs grazing. 165 more words

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Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard produces allelochemicals, mainly in the form of the cyanide compounds allyl isothiocyanate and benzyl isothiocyanate, which suppress mycorrhizal fungi that most plants, including native forest trees, require for optimum growth.However, allelochemicals produced by Garlic Mustard do not affect mycorrhizal fungi from Garlic Mustard’s native range, indicating that this “novel weapon” in the invaded range explains Garlic Mustard’s success. 70 more words

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Fleshfly

The majority of species in the large genus Sarcophaga are scavengers of small carrion, such as dead insects and snails or smaller vertebrates. A few species feed on larger vertebrate carcasses. 48 more words

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