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A wild banquet for birds and mammals

by Christine Hanrahan American Goldfinch eating prickly lettuce seeds A well stocked wild banquet for wildlife can be found in woods and meadows, roadsides and shorelines, gardens and parklands, in fact, wherever plants grow. Of course, there is more to the diet of many birds and animals than plant-based foods, but that is [...]

2018-01-26T17:56:01+00:00 December 10th, 2012|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Growing native plants from seed : cold stratification

A damp vermiculite-filled baggie awaiting seed. In late October, although we're still waiting for some seeds to mature before we can collect them, others are ready for their winter treatment. So what is cold stratification? Essentially, it’s a temperature and moisture treatment used to break a seed’s dormancy and encourage germination. In nature, seeds fall to [...]

2018-01-02T18:10:30+00:00 October 19th, 2012|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|