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Sep 11 2015

Cedar Bog offers small peek into Ohio’s glaciated past

"Legendary frontiersman Simon Kenton, a running buddy of Daniel Boone and other notable pioneers, was smitten with the Mad River Valley of west-central Ohio. Following widespread peregrinations throughout the trans-Appalachian West, he settled near Springfield in 1798. What made this region unique, even in those much wilder days, was the presence of abundant white cedar trees (Thuja occidentalis).
Aug 19 2015

Groups striving to enlist 1 million to protect our precious pollinators

  "We gardeners should love bugs. After all, bugs, beetles, butterflies, hummingbirds, wasps and other pollinators love our gardens, acting as matchmakers for many plants. That’s the message of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge, billed on its website as “a campaign to register a million public and private gardens and landscapes to support pollinators.” It’s put on by the National Pollinator Garden Network.
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