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It’s a bird! It’s a bee! It’s a… moth?! More specifically, it’s a hummingburd clearwing moth.
Picture yourself immersed in a forest for a few seconds. Something that might be missing from your mental image, but is a significant piece of a forest ecosystem, is a snag.
Voles might look small, adorable, and innocent, but they can wreak immense havoc on newly planted forests.
What are those explosions of white flowers in our floodplains?
This past month, the Alliance’s Forests team hosted another Tree Stewards training in partnership with the Delaware Forest Service. Designed as a four-part training series, Tree Stewards is a project spearheaded by the Alliance, but it would not be possible without support from our committed local partners.
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, …