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Wandering Washington with Rare Care Volunteers

University of Washington Botanic Gardens Based on contributions from Stacy Kinsell Photos from: Stacy Kinsell, Wendy Gibble, Beverly Linde, and Catherine Hovanic This July, the Tiffany Springs Campground in the Okanogan National Forest was briefly invaded by volunteer botanists. The 18 volunteers were gathered for the annual Monitoring Weekend event held by the University [...]

By | 2018-08-28T17:27:36+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Featured Article|0 Comments

25 Years of Survey and Discovery

While conducting surveys in Massachusettes in July, PCV Doug McGrady came across population of chaff-seed (Schwalbea americana) - a federally endangered species that hadn't been seen in the state since 1965. Photo credit: Doug McGrady. New England Wild Flower Society Contributed by: Laney Widener Photos by: Laney Widener, Doug McGrady, [...]

By | 2018-08-31T17:48:24+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Featured Article|0 Comments

The Hunt is On: Searching for Rare Plants in the Golden State

California Native Plant Society Based on contributions from: Amy Patten, CNPS Rare Plant Treasure Hunt coordinator Photos by: Natalie McNear Amy Patten, the California Native Plant Society’s new Rare Plant Treasure Hunt (RPTH) coordinator didn’t venture far to lead her first hunt – Mount Hermon in the Santa Cruz Sandhills is just behind [...]

By | 2018-08-20T18:59:15+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Featured Article|0 Comments

Virgin Islands National Park Endemic Plant Gets Urgent Habitat Management Assistance

St. George Village Botanical Garden, Contributions and photos from Gary Ray, Ph.D. Virgin Islands National Park (VINP) covers nearly 60% of the island of St. John and offers miles of trail for hikers. Yet it wasn’t enough for somebody on the island. In 2001, a clandestine trail clearer cut a four-foot wide path [...]

By | 2018-07-23T18:10:48+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Featured Article|0 Comments

July Employment and Events

Employment Field Botany Technician (invasive plants) at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden In collaboration with the Angeles National Forest, you’ll work in a team to assist the field crew lead and director of conservation programs with invasive plant management in the Angeles National Forest. Duties include hand removal of invasive plant species, herbicide application, [...]

By | 2018-07-18T19:29:37+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Featured Article|0 Comments

Seed Collection in a Land of Extremes | Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Contributions and photos from Cheryl Birker, Naomi Fraga, and Duncan Bell Cheryl Birker examines the lowest point in the U.S. from atop Telescope Peak in the Panamint Range. People thought Cheryl Birker must be crazy when she told them she was going to be doing a 14-mile hike in Death [...]

By | 2018-07-23T17:58:42+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Featured Article|0 Comments

Beyond the Islet – Integrated Conservation in Hawaii | National Tropical Botanic Garden

Contributions from Kenneth R. Wood, Michael DeMotta, and Seana Walsh, and photos from Kenneth R. Wood On a small rocky island, or more accurately, an islet, jutting up off the shore of Moloka’I, eight dwarf Naupaka (Scaevola coriacea) plants cluster together at the very top. It is the second largest population of this [...]

By | 2018-07-23T17:48:34+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Featured Article|0 Comments

Prairie Facts

PHOTO: Meads milkweed In North America, you can find tallgrass prairie, mixed-grass prairie, or shortgrass prairie. Tallgrass: Its main feature is tall grasses, such as indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans), big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum). Mixed-grass: A transition area between tallgrass prairies and shortgrass prairies. Shortgrass: The two [...]

By | 2018-08-24T20:02:23+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Featured Article|0 Comments

What May be Limiting Reproduction and Viability of Mead’s Milkweed?

Missouri Botanical Garden Provided by Christy Edwards and Matthew Albrecht Missouri Botanical Garden is conducting a research project with the Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) on the species Mead’s milkweed (Asclepias meadii). This species is endemic to tallgrass prairies and listed as federally threatened on the Endangered Species Act. It is [...]

By | 2018-06-20T17:38:35+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Featured Article|0 Comments

Central Grassland Research

Lauritzen Botanic Gardens (Provided by Jim Locklear) Lauritzen Gardens has focused on the Central Grassland of North America and has been engaged in prairie work on several fronts. Three current projects are: Endemic Plants of the Central Grassland of North America, Sandsage Prairie Initiative, and Blowout Penstemon [...]

By | 2018-06-18T17:14:37+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Featured Article|0 Comments