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Catalpa speciosa, northern catalpa, gets its latin species epithet from just how showy these blooms are; speciosa means showy or beautiful and the blooms live up to the name.
It’s not a giant mosquito! In fact, there aren’t giant mosquitoes! In North America, mosquitoes max out at less than a dime in size, legs included. Keep the change! This is a crane fly!
Large, charismatic wildflower blooms might get more screen time than some of the early tree blooms that are harder to appreciate or photograph from eye-level, but both are important to bee conservation, for both generalist and specialist species.
Live staking is a tree propagation method that involves cutting a stem from certain species of trees and shrubs and driving them into the ground, where they will begin to grow.
As I write this article, the temperature outside my window here in northern Maryland is 60 degrees (and the sun isn’t even shining). Just a week ago (late February) it was 70+ degrees across much of the State. It’s hard to believe that we’re hitting these temperatures in February and March! Walking and driving around, …
The snow goose (Anser caerulescens) migration is an annual event that many of us within the Chesapeake Bay region look forward to each year.
Our forests have always endured natural stresses and disturbances like fires, storms, drought, etc. The impacts of climate change in our region will certainly exacerbate these stresses and alter the composition of our forests in various ways.
Do you understand the important role fallen leaves play in our ecosystems? After the season of fall foliage, leaves of our deciduous trees brown, fall, and start the second half of their lives, giving back to the ecosystem that formed them!
How do you balance multiple organizational missions while collaborating on a project? What do you do if the community you are trying to help doesn’t understand why you want to remove trees and shrubs in their neighborhood? How do you politely ask someone to stop dumping an invasive plant into a stream you worked hard …
Tree cavities come in all shapes and sizes. Each tells a story related to that tree and the wounds it has endured. Dive into what causes many tree cavities and what spooky things can happen as a result of them this “Holloween.”