Saving Purple Martins

Saving Purple Martins

At the 7th Annual Legacy Land Conservancy Partner Gathering, Penny Briscoe, with the Purple Martin Conservation Association and the Michigan Audubon Society, shared tips on how land owners can attract and foster purple martin colonies. Purple Martins are aerial insectivores, meaning they feed by catching flying insects. Purple Martins are one of the highest-flying foragers […]

Fall Prep Leads to Spring Blooms

Fall Prep Leads to Spring Blooms

By Trilby Becker, Legacy volunteer and a co-founder of the Michigan Flower Growers’ Cooperative As locally grown flowers become more popular, designers are increasingly daring, selecting all sorts of wild and wonderful flowers, foliages, grasses, vines, and branches for their arrangements. But traditional blooms like tulips, narcissus, ranunculus, and anemones are always in style. New varieties […]

Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring Cleaning Tips

Oh, it’s that time of year again! The birds are singing and everyone is ready for a fresh start to warm weather. ‘Tis the season for spring cleaning! Legacy staff shares some of the factors we consider when choosing environmentally friendly cleaning products! Packaging The most common packaging for cleaning supplies is either rigid plastic, […]