Category: Botany

  • Seeking Silphium Seed for Seed Bank

    From David Van Tassel, Ph.D., The Land Institute… Can you collect native silphium seed for us? We need your help. After the drought years of 2011 and 2012 we decided to fast-track our silphium (Silphium integrifolium, “whole-leaf rosinweed”) breeding program because of the legendary drought and heat tolerance of this native prairie species. In 2013 we…

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  • Evansville Hosting Native Grass Symposium August 29-31

    This just in from the USDA…and our own Ellen Jacquart (INPAWS Invasives Education Team) will be speaking… Indiana will be the host of the Eastern Native Grass Symposium (ENGS) for the very first time this year.  We have some excellent speakers lined up to talk about utilizing and managing native forbs, pollinators, and grasses here…

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  • Plant ID Experts Needed for Bioblitz June 18 & 19

    On Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th, The Friends of Goose Pond and the Indiana Academy of Science are hosting a bioblitz at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area in Greene County near the city of Linton, Indiana. The primary aim of the bioblitz is to continue to gather baseline information concerning the flora…

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  • Sustainable Weed Management Workshop Set for June 2016

    A unique, productive annual workshop for researchers and practitioners to engage in transdisciplinary discussions and problem solving related to sustainable weed management in agricultural, forest, and grassland systems. This workshop is suitable for advanced graduate students, postdocs, and junior and senior researchers and practitioners across ecological, agricultural, and social science disciplines and fields. This year…

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  • Allegheny Spurge Subject to Boxwood Blight

    Our state botanist/plant ecologist Mike Homoya refers us to an article showing that Boxwood Blight has shown signs of affecting our native Allegheny spurge (Pachysandra procumbens). This is especially of concern in Indiana, where Allegheny spurge is considered threatened.  View the article

  • Flora-Quest 2015 Registration Now Open

    Hemlocks to Hellbenders, August 27-29 Flora-Quest 2015 registration is now open. Whether you are a professional naturalist or new to the wonders of the great outdoors, Flora-Quest has a trip designed for you. Since 2007, we have been educating Ohioans to their unique botanical communities. Our expert guides will lead you to Mohican’s most scenic locations…

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  • Save Our Pollinators! Go ‘Neonic Free’ in Your Garden

    Neonicotinoids, a systemic insecticide used to treat crop seeds and ornamental landscaping plants, have been strongly implicated in the devastating collapse of pollinator populations around the country.  We all know how important pollinators are, right? About 70% of the world’s plants require a pollinator, including 35% of crop species.  The value of pollinated crops in…

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  • Aquatic Plant Identification Workshop Offered

    Are you a fisheries biologist, botanist, environmental consultant, biological technician, aquatic biologist, extension agent, college student, etc. who would like to improve your knowledge of aquatic plant identification? If so, be sure to sign up for the Gratiot Lake Conservancy-sponsored AQUATIC PLANT IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOP in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula this summer! This class will also be…

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  • Kay Yatskievych to Lead Wildflower Hike April 11

    ANNUAL WILDFLOWER HIKE PLANNED FOR BLUESPRINGS CAVERNS Plans have been finalized for the annual White River RC&D Wildflower Hike on April 11 which combines wildflowers with a chance to visit Bluesprings Caverns. The popular event will return to Lawrence County and features a large sinkhole at the Caverns. The wildflower hike will be led by…

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  • Video Shows Central Indiana Wildflowers Through the Seasons

    Titled “Blooming Through the Seasons,” this just-released video presentation is a “prequel” to the book, “Wildflowers of Holliday Park: A Pictorial Field Guide Organized by Blooming Season,” by INPAWS member Norma Bangel Wallman. The 23-minutes video shows the wildflower season at Holliday Park in Indianapolis, Indiana. As the calendar unfolds in three-second “days,” more than…

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