Reading Recommendation: September

This month, consider reading with us! We’re reading Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, written by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Published by Milkweed Editions in 2013: As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi […] Continue reading "Reading Recommendation: September"

Reading Recommendation: July

This month, consider reading with us! We’re reading The Insect Crisis: The Fall of the Tiny Empires That Run the World, written by Oliver Milman. Published in March of 2022: “A devastating examination of how collapsing insect populations worldwide threaten everything from wild birds to the food on our plate.” Also available here. What should […] Continue reading "Reading Recommendation: July"

Schisandra glabra by Julia Horne

View or download the PDF by clicking here. Written by Julia Horne: Schisandra (shiz’-an-dra) glabra is a deciduous woody vine. There are about 25 species of Schisandra in East Asia, but S. glabra is the only species found in America. It is considered native to the southeastern United States (Louisiana, east Arkansas, southwest Tennessee, Mississippi, […] Continue reading "Schisandra glabra by Julia Horne"

Hydrangea barbara, Climbing Hydrangea, by Caroline Snider

View or download this as PDF by clicking here. Written by Caroline Snider: Hydrangea barbara (BAR-bair-ah) formerly known as Decumaria barbara is a species plant in the hydrangea family. Common names: Climbing Hydrangea and Woodvamp Hydrangea barbara is a woody vine reaching 30 feet by attaching arial rootlets and has smooth, shiny, round to oval […] Continue reading "Hydrangea barbara, Climbing Hydrangea, by Caroline Snider"