Don’t miss the forest for the garlic mustard

Don’t miss the forest for the garlic mustard

By Alex Peters, Summer Stewardship Crew Member 2016 On a hot day, the shady woods feel comfortable and cool. My eyes search for the Legacy Stewardship Crew’s public enemy number one:  a two-foot-tall, spindly plant with toothed triangular leaves and a distinctive odor. Three of us stoop to rip garlic mustard out by the roots […]

Fresh air and sunshine: spring at Legacy preserves

Fresh air and sunshine: spring at Legacy preserves

This story first appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of The Understory, Legacy’s newsletter, which you can download as a PDF. What can you see and do at Legacy’s nature preserves during spring? Read on to find out! Creekshead Preserve Enjoy a bountiful display of native wildflowers in late April and early May due to […]

Getting ahead of oak wilt

Getting ahead of oak wilt

By Allene Smith, Land Steward You might have heard through the grapevine (or through root grafts, in this case) that Legacy’s Reichert Nature Preserve has come down with a case of oak wilt. While we lay the groundwork for remediation efforts on the Preserve, we’d like to share what we’ve learned about this increasingly common […]

Partnering with volunteer-led groups to fast-track new trails, preserves

Partnering with volunteer-led groups to fast-track new trails, preserves

By Katrina Folsom, Communications and Engagement Coordinator Other than permanent land protection, what’s the value of having a strong land conservancy in your community? As a 45-year-old organization with deep local roots and a professional staff, Legacy has helped volunteer-led groups working on related issues to establish and fast-track significant new land-use initiatives. We played that […]