It was a glorious day June 24th for hard-working neighborhood volunteers, the Door County Land Trust and Bay Shore Property Owners Association to plant a demonstration garden at DCLT’s Bay Shore Blufflands Preserve lower trailhead. We planted 700 native herbaceous plants for a pollinator meadow and 40 native shrubs for a braided hedgerow, to demonstrate great options for homeowners in replacing the invasive exotic buckthorn and invasive exotic honeysuckle. We are watching it grow and happy for recent rain. Thank you especially to Denice and Ken for your support.
Nancy’s artwork will be on exhibit at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum in May and June, 2019. Please join us for the opening reception, Sunday, May 12th, 1 pm - 3:30 pm (refreshments will be served).
Landscapes of Place is collaborating with Alice Thompson & Associates on a Climate Action and Wetlands advocacy table at the Wisconsin Wetlands Association’s Science Conference, February 19-21 in Madison, WI. We Stand For Science.
See my guest blog post at A Wealth of Nature: Art and Ecology (thank you, Eddee D).
“I ask questions like this: can the art also help explain the life outdoors? Can it illuminate ecological processes and biological interactions? Can it enable the educators of the Urban Ecology Center to give their students an alternate conduit for understanding the ecology of a place? Can the art be examples of sketching and illustration whose methods educators can learn and use to explain (draw) the structure of a plant or the wings of a bird? …”.
Nancy and Dan have engaged three land stewardship internships for the 2018 Land Stewardship season in Door County. Dan presented the "Stewardship Quickstart" idea to the Green Bay Conservation Partners Spring Roundtable. Year One has begun!
Bay Shore Blufflands had a blizzard April 14-15th 2018, 30" of snow. Cranes had arrived the previous week. A few days after the blizzard we spotted this crane in the wetland.
December 2017 Press Release. "It is especially timely to protect these wetlands given the Wisconsin legislature's contemplated bill that would remove all protections from wetlands just like these," said Dan Collins. "The capacity of these wetlands to reduce flood damage along with their connected ecological benefits should be protected. Thankfully the Door County Land Trust is here to help."