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Tag: The Land Conservancy of McHenry County

Winter Control of Brush and Vines

Some folks may think that with the onset of winter, we can stop thinking about invasive plants – after all, they aren’t growing in winter, right? Well, while we may not have to worry about them growing during the...

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It’s fog season

“The fog comes on little cat feet” wrote Illinois poet Carl Sandburg in 1916 as he watched the fog roll in at the Lake Michigan shore in Chicago. The next line, “It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then...

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Climate Change and the Future

Did anyone else notice that the President mentioned climate change during his victory speech early Wednesday morning? Specifically, he said: “We want our children to live in an America that isn’t burdened by debt,...

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A Few Thoughts on Oaks and Climate Change

We worked with a group of 9 volunteers the other day to plant 120 oak trees. While taking a mid-morning donut break, folks were talking about whether or not we should be planting species other than native oaks because of climate...

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Blogging about a Blog?

The latest news is that I now have a blog about nature on the NW Herald’s website: It is called “Speaking of Nature,” and the...

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