Incorporate native plants into your list this holiday season
REMINDER: ORIENTAL BITTERSWEET
Avoid using this invasive vine while decorating
INVASIVE SPECIES IN THE NEWS
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Winter arrived in northern Michigan without much warning and with a lot of snow (several feet in some areas!). Luckily most of ISN's treatment work has concluded for the year and our staff was able to remain cozy at our computers, preparing for an exciting 2020.
November consisted of our annual Fall Partner Meeting, ongoing preparations for hemlock woolly adelgid surveying, several public presentations, and reporting/data analysis for the 2019 field season. We are staying busy!
Read on to learn about partner events and some native plant gift ideas for the holiday season. As always, don't hesitate to contact ISN with any questions or to report a sighting.
As we enter the season of shorter days and mostly gray, shift gears by thinking ahead to spring gardening - give the gift of native plants this season! Native plants serve as the foundation for a healthy ecosystem, supporting an incredible number of pollinators and other wildlife. There are numerous varieties to choose from, featuring nearly every bloom color. Additionally, after some initial TLC, they typically become hardy features in any landscape and require very little maintenance.
ISN's Go Beyond Beauty nursery locations are great places to start when looking for gift certificates, gardening tools, and more! These dedicated garden professionals have committed to not selling high-priority invasive species and often carry an extensive selection of native plants. Check out our participant list below or visit www.HabitatMatters.org for more information (and to see our landscapers too!).