Category: Wildlife

  • Weed Scientists Warn of Palmer Amaranth

    Make Sure Your Seed Mix is Tested for the Nation’s Most Troublesome Weed WESTMINSTER, Colorado – AUGUST 28, 2017 – Scientists from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say some native seed mixes planted to foster habitats for honeybees and other pollinators have been found to be contaminated with Palmer amaranth – a weed…

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  • Purdue Finds Neonics Harm Bees but Yield Little Benefit

    Nearly every foraging honey bee in the state of Indiana will encounter neonicotinoids during corn planting season, and the common seed treatments produced no improvement in crop yield, according to a Purdue University study. (Click for a video abstract). May 22, 2017 Media Release

  • Nature Events in West Central Area

    The following is updated info (new or changed) for Native Roots readers, from Joan Mohr Samuels.  CHANGES to BEE GARDEN Workday Schedule from Mindy Appold: HELP BUILD PURDUE’S POLLINATION GARDEN ~ a native plant garden for an education garden to serve Purdue’s bee population for years to come! Volunteer with FRIENDS of the PURDUE BEE…

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  • Eco Logic Announces 2017 Spring Education Series

    This just in from Natalie Marinova at Eco Logic… We have finalized the dates for our 2017 Spring Educational Series! Each class starts at 1 pm. April 29 – Identifying Indiana Common Butterflies – Jeff Belth (still spots remaining!) May 6 – Pollinator Plants for All Seasons – Eco Logic Staff Member May 13 – Tour of Eco Logic’s…

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  • Clear Choices Clean Water Hosting Pollinator Events

    POLLINATORS NEED YOUR HELP!  Clear Choices Clean Water is hosting TWO upcoming events to celebrate its newest campaign – POLLINATORS!   The first is a free showing of Hometown Habitat – Stories of Bringing Nature Home featuring renowned biologist, Douglas Tallamy! The viewing will take place at at Flix Brewhouse in Carmel on April 18…

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  • County Deer Advisory Councils Forming

    Thank you, Dawn Stelts, for sharing this info from Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife: The DNR will be sharing information about white-tailed deer with a hunting group that is organizing a pilot program aimed at gathering public input for consideration in future deer management decisions. The group – Indiana White-tailed Deer Herd Management (IWDHM) – is putting…

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  • Needs of Native Pollinators March 30

    Eco Logic Plant Nursery and Spence Restoration Nursery invite you to attend this conference in support of local pollinators: Understanding Native Pollinators & Their Needs Thursday, March 309:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center302 S. College Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47403 Look for details at

  • Free Milkweed Seed Offered for Restoration Projects

    Monarch Watch is offering free milkweed plugs for large-scale restoration projects in September 2015 and through spring and fall 2016. Information for applying for these free plugs can be found at:  

  • 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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  • Draft Indiana Pollinator Protection Plan Available for Comment

    Ellen Jacquart, who sits on the Indiana Pesticide Review Board (IPRB), has sent us a link to the first draft of the Indiana Pollinator Protection Plan (5-31-15). Indiana Pollinator Protection Plan (5-31-15) This first draft was developed based largely on discussions from the March 31, 2015 Pollinator Protection Plan Development Meeting. In consideration of the…

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