Virtual Spring BioBlitz! 2020

Two new plant records during this Spring BioBlitz! These species that are new records for Oklahoma were verified by our BioBlitz! expert botanist, Amy Buthod. One snuck over from Arkansas and was recorded by virtual and in-person BioBlitzer Lynn Michael – Smooth Yellow False Foxglove (Aureolaria flava) The other species, Common Cornsalad (Valerianella locusta), was … More Virtual Spring BioBlitz! 2020

Monarchs & Milkweeds

I have seen several initiatives for monarch conservation this year.  In the US and Canada, the focus is providing caterpillar food sources in the form of milkweed.  A variety of programs are giving out free seeds and information about the monarch life cycle.  I recommend visiting the Monarch Watch webpage for lots of good information. One … More Monarchs & Milkweeds

Tis the Season to Decorate with Parasites!

Have you received a kiss under the mistletoe yet this season? There are a variety of mythologies surrounding mistletoe and winter traditions.  Because of my celtic ancestry, let’s hear a few from the British Isles. Mistletoe was considered a sacred plant to the Druids.  They believed mistletoe to have many magical characteristics: healing diseases, antidote to poisons, … More Tis the Season to Decorate with Parasites!