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Burning Butterfly Questions

Burning prairies is good for native prairie plants and bad for butterflies. That’s what just about all of the guidance for rare butterflies says. It’s the conventional wisdom. Those that question it are reluctant to do so. Allow me. I … Continue reading

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Rough Thoughts on Restoration and Diversity from the Arid Grass and Sage

Originally posted on Prairie Botanist:
Sage on my left and crested wheatgrass on my right on my way into the deep nowhere of high desert Oregon. We live in a society that replaces craftsmanship and beauty with functionality. We don’t…

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Alternatives to Boring Midwestern Bluegrass and Fescue Lawns

For most of us, home ownership carries with it the management of at least a small parcel of land, and usually this means maintaining a lawn. For the ambitious, this might also include perennial borders, shrubs, and trees. We all … Continue reading

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