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The Old Oak Hotel

Posted by on Nov 1, 2020 in Unmowed Blog | 1 comment

The Old Oak Hotel

An oak can potentially be food for hundreds of species of insects, thereby making it an arboreal restaurant for bugs. And for bug-eating birds.

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Poison Ivy in the Laundry

Posted by on Oct 29, 2020 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Poison Ivy in the Laundry

Here’s the thing about poison ivy–it’s really helpful when you do the laundry. Urushiol. the chemical that causes the allergic reaction, is water-resistant.

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Pokeweed: Patience is a Virtue

Posted by on Oct 25, 2020 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Pokeweed: Patience is a Virtue

Pokeweed berries are high-quality nutrition for cardinals, mockingbirds, catbirds, phoebes, mourning doves, cedar waxwings, etc. A big pokeweed like this could really make a difference for bird life.

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Nonfiction Writers Dig Deep

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Nonfiction Writers Dig Deep

I’m honored to be included in this groundbreaking look at the process of creating nonfiction.

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Queen Anne’s Lace: Why the Purple?

Posted by on Oct 1, 2020 in flowers, summer, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Queen Anne’s Lace: Why the Purple?

What is the purpose of the purple flower in the center of Queen Anne’s lace? The answer is: no one knows. Maybe it’s a target for pollinators.

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Royal Beauty: Marie Antoinette…and Poison Ivy?

Posted by on Sep 23, 2020 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Royal Beauty: Marie Antoinette…and Poison Ivy?

Poison ivy was once an admired and sought-after garden plant, grown in gardens like Versailles and Buckingham Palace, as a beautiful American specimen.

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