Tag Archives: botany

1838-2018

A few years ago I was part of a team doing an environmental assessment for a local road project.  When I saw these giant bur oaks (all around four-and-a-half feet diameter at breast height), I knew I’d be among the … Continue reading

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Winter Identification of Native and Exotic Phragmites Subspecies in SE Wisconsin

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Native and Exotic Plants: Problematic Terminology

I have always taken terms like “native” and “exotic” for granted. Native species may be assigned ecological value, but it is what they reveal about our natural heritage that I have always valued more. As integral parts of my human … Continue reading

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