Christine’s walks: Earth Day 2013

by Christine Hanrahan Song Sparrow at our Amphibian Pond Happy Earth Day! It was a great day to be at the FWG, sunny, not too warm, not too cool, just right to bring out all sorts of wildlife. I saw four mourning cloaks today, three around the ash woods, one by the butterfly [...]

2018-01-26T18:13:05-05:00April 22nd, 2013|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Garlic Mustard – ecology and control methods

by Christine Hanrahan Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is recognized as a serious invasive plant species in North America. Native to Europe, the plant was brought here by settlers for food and medicinal purposes. It has been present in North America for over 140 years, apparently first recorded in 1868 on Long Island in New York [...]

2018-01-26T18:11:28-05:00April 17th, 2013|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Bee boxes, houses, condos and hotels…

by Christine Hanrahan Our Insect Hotel, photographed by Aroop Ghosh This is a simple overview of various types of accommodations for bees. I won’t be providing instructions for building bee boxes, but I do provide a reference below for the best all-round source for creating different types of bee houses. Much media attention [...]

2018-01-26T18:07:49-05:00April 12th, 2013|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Christine’s walks: 8 April 2013

by Christine Hanrahan Willow catkin I am happy to tell you that the FWG's April photo blog is now up and running. I was at last able to drive to the garden (hooray!) and, after an absence of 10 weeks, it felt good to be back. As I got out of the car, [...]

2018-01-26T18:06:04-05:00April 9th, 2013|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Leafcutter Bees

By Christine Hanrahan As spring very slowly chugs its way into our region, many of us find our thoughts turning, longingly, to gardens and gardening. Those of us inclined to create and maintain gardens for wildlife, are also interested in the various things we can do to enhance our site for birds, bees, and other [...]

2018-01-26T18:03:52-05:00April 7th, 2013|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|