2017 Milkweed Collection

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Milkweed Collectors, Our 2017 milkweed collection is coming to a close! We thank everyone who participates and helps our collection continuously grow. Our Otsego and Foley hub locations will remain open for dropoffs for a while longer. It’s been another great year!

Fall Buckthorn Scouting

Bre Bauerly invasive species

Welcome to fall!! It’s a beautiful time in Minnesota as the leaves are changing and a chill takes over the air. It’s also the perfect time to get out and check your property for new or existing infestations of buckthorn. This problematic woodland invader keeps its leaves on and green much later into the fall than our native trees and …

Painted Lady Butterflies

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Everyone seems to be noticing these beauties this year. This year is a big one for painted lady butterfly populations in MN. These butterflies, often called thistle caterpillars in their larval form, are preparing to migrate to the southern US / Mexico soon. The adult butterflies are feeding on nectar from native goldenrod and sunflowers, and even on garden plants …