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Scythes vs. dog-strangling vine

by Sandy Garland Tuesday-in-the-woods day and my trusty crew of Catrina, Mirko, and Kate arrived right on time. Unfortunately, it looked like rain, so we stayed around the centre for a while watering (the plants that don't get rained on) and potting up more seedlings: Gray Goldenrod and Upland White Goldenrod. As the sky cleared [...]

2018-01-02T19:03:08+00:00 June 2nd, 2015|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Tuesday afternoons in the woods

by Sandy Garland When our ash trees were taken down last spring, not only did they leave enormous "holes" in the Old Woodlot, but they also caused damage to other trees and plants when they fell and were dragged out of the area. Increased light means the ground vegetation is likely to change. All this [...]

2018-01-02T19:08:39+00:00 May 29th, 2015|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Christine’s walks: early September 2013

by Christine Hanrahan How time flies. Here it is, early September, with all the signs of approaching autumn now firmly in place. The old field is full of asters and goldenrods, the latter already losing their bloom. Fruit is heavy on the vine and tree, some of the sumacs are turning vivid red, and of [...]

2018-01-02T18:46:13+00:00 September 4th, 2013|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Discovering plant galls formed by insects

by Christine Hanrahan Gall: “An abnormal growth of plant tissue produced by a stimulus external to the plant itself.”  - S.W. Frost in Insect Life Galls are common formations on plants, usually caused by insects (but sometimes by a fungus or some other non-insect life form). Galls can form on roots, stems and twigs, leaves, [...]

2018-01-26T17:53:34+00:00 December 1st, 2012|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|