Notes from the Wild
Giant swallowtail caterpillars are branded as “orange dogs” in the American south because they eat the foliage of citrus crops including orange trees.
Bobolinks, though, are only one patch in the quilt of the glorious grassland ecosystem that exists at the Forks.
These plants can switch genders throughout their lives in response to growing conditions.
Most of our butternuts are dead or dying, stricken by a fungal disease called butternut canker.
Help the turtles by signing a petition being circulated by Friends of Ontario Snapping Turtles.
A lovely shrub that waxwings find irresistible in late fall and early winter is a native holly called “winterberry”.