I feel embarrassed to admit how excited and nervous I was to dig up the underwear in my yard and see how much they had decomposed.Read More
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La, la, la, leaves!
To plan your leaf-peeping adventures this fall, check out the Minnesota DNR Fall Color Finder or Travel Wisconsin Fall Color Report.Read More
Going native? Fall is a great time to plant
You can plant native plants from small packs or pots between September and mid-October or spread seed for bee-lawn and native plantings in early November to mid-December.Read More
Bring on the bees
It is hard to say whether bee lawns are a hot new trend or a throw-back to the early 1900s.Read More
Creating Water and Wildlife-Friendly Gardens with Native Plants
In our developed areas, however, yards and gardens can help to form critical habitat connections for birds, bees, fox, and even mustachioed rabbits.Read More
Who maintains raingardens after they are planted?
As raingardens surged in popularity, local communities quickly realized how challenging it could be to keep these new gardens looking good and functioning properly.Read More
Plant-a-palooza coming up!
The next few weeks will offer numerous opportunities to enjoy all things plant-related, including two volunteer planting events, a bison release, two native plant sales, and two family nature events.Read More
Using goats to control buckthorn and other invasive species
To learn more about managing invasive species with goats, join the East Metro Water Resource Education Program, Washington County Parks, and The Munch Bunch for an outdoor workshop on Tuesday, May 3, 6-7pm at Big Marine Park Reserve.
Register at tinyurl.com/2022goats.Read More
Help save monarch butterflies
USFWS estimates that there is a 96-100% probability that western monarch populations will collapse within 50 years and an 80% probability that eastern monarchs will as well. But, people can prevent that from happening by planting more milkweed.Read More
Waiting for the birds
While a back-yard bird feeder is a great way to attract and enjoy watching birds in your yard, you can actually do far more for the birds by planting native flowers, shrubs, and trees.Read More