invasive species week

Before and after oriental bittersweet was removed at our Beverly Shores Project Area.

Meadowbrook Monday

Meadowbrook Monday Held on the first and third Monday of every month as we work together on a variety of outdoor projects at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve! Volunteers are a crucial part of the Shirley Heinze ecosystem, helping us to steward, garden, prune, and build solutions that beautify the preserve for all to enjoy. This Meadowbrook …

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Invasive Species Awareness Week: Burning Bush

By: Mary Nell Murphy While driving on Hwy 12 near the Indiana Dunes parks last fall, I stopped at a wayside for a stretch break and looked across the road to a sea of watermelon pink under the forest canopy. Delightful? No! As I suspected, and as I confirmed “upon further review of the field” …

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Invasive Species Awareness Week: Oriental Bittersweet

By: Glenn Major As a child, our mother sent us out to collect Bittersweet vines. Their attractive fruit mixed with gourds from the garden made for a festive holiday decoration of table or mantle. Folks wove them into colorful Christmas wreaths and candle rings. There lies the problem; these attractive vines imported from Asia in …

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