Barn Bluff, Redwing Minnesota

1. When the snow melts, and daylight hours begin to cast a warm light, Pasque Flowers (Anemone patens) surface to welcome another year. 2. An American couple pause to reflect on a coal fired power plant below. 3. The most sacred grounds, of the rarest beauty, traveled by many, but understood by few. 4. As life reawakens, the … Continue reading Barn Bluff, Redwing Minnesota

On Neonicotinoids

Neonicotinoids (neo-nih-CAH-tin-oids) are systemic chemicals, which are absorbed into the plant's vascular system, leaving the entire plant toxic to both target and non-target insects.  Systemic chemicals affect the central nervous system of insects, resulting in paralysis and death. This class of insecticides is particularly harmful to bees as accumulated neonicotinoids are consumed by adults or … Continue reading On Neonicotinoids

Comments on the Wisconsin DNR Species Status Assessment

May 20th, 2013 The recently proposed changes to the Wisconsin DNR endangered species list are a troubling distortion of wildlife vigor.  The proposed removal of species such as Blanding's Turtle, American fever-few and Prairie Indian-Plantain, among others, favors unsustainable development, and leaves even more of our native species increasingly vulnerable to extinction. The Wisconsin DNR … Continue reading Comments on the Wisconsin DNR Species Status Assessment