Putting loosestrife beetles to work

Putting loosestrife beetles to work

By Allene Smith, Land Steward A single purple loosestrife plant can produce roughly 2.5 million seeds. With that staggering number in mind, it is no surprise to hear that it out-competes native vegetation, which affects the food source and nesting habitats of native wetland fowl and other animals. Thus, every purple loosestrife plant brings with […]

Scenic Washtenaw County farm now conserved

Scenic Washtenaw County farm now conserved

An 83-acre farm on Mast Road just north of Dexter is now permanently protected through Washtenaw County’s Natural Areas Preservation Program (NAPP). This farm joins several other conserved properties nearby, helping protect the beautiful agricultural landscape and a strong network of working farms near Dexter. NAPP protects agricultural lands by purchasing farmland conservation agreements, which […]