Monthly Archives: November 2017

Fall is The Time to Sow Milkweed Seeds

  More Milkweed Plants If you, like me, want more milkweed plants in your butterfly or pollinator garden next summer, now is the time to get started. You can sow seeds outdoors this fall either in pots, in flats, or … Continue reading

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Emily Dickinson Offers Advice on Prairie Restoration in “To Make A Prairie”

Yes, that Emily Dickinson. As it turns out, Emily Dickinson, the American poet (1830-1886) addressed the subject of making a prairie more than 130 years ago.   In a short, and wonderfully futuristic poem that anticipated the practice of ecological restoration, … Continue reading

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Bigelow Prairie Pioneer Cemetery (Ohio) State Nature Preserve

The first prairie I ever saw was a prairie pioneer cemetery in central Ohio.  The visit was an ecological epiphany and set me on the course to a career in ecological restoration. It was in the early 1970’s and I … Continue reading

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