Starting this year, I am developing the Oklahoma Native Seed Library. We will collect seeds from iconic Oklahoma native plants. My goal is to acquire seeds from around the state to represent a variety of genetic diversity. We will launch the initiative by focusing on charismatic grasses of the Oklahoma prairie and woodlands. As the … More Oklahoma Native Seed Library
I spent the weekend learning about and being inspired by a variety of ecological restoration projects going on in my region. The presentations I sat in on focused mostly on grassland restoration. So, I learned about a herbicide that seems effective on Johnsongrass, but does little harm to native forbs and only affects a few … More Ecological Restoration
The other day it was warm and windy. At home, I had the windows open and with every gust of wind I could hear the acorns steadily falling onto the backyard picnic table. I noticed in the mid-summer that this year would be a bumper crop of acorns. Our oak tree’s bottom limbs were almost touching … More Acorns Are Everywhere!