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  1. Sue White says

    In the summer we live in the Adirondacks, we’re on a small lake with bog around it, there are many pretty flowers that grow on the bog but there is also many blooms of things that look like Cotten except there a beige color that come out in the beginning of September , we have picked numerous bunches of these and they are perfect for a dried flower arrangement , I have given these to flourist but no one knows the name of these , so we just call them bog Cotten , Is there a name for these that grow on the bog ?

  2. Dana says

    The ADK Park has never been famous for the quality of its soils for farming, yet there are many non-productive and abandoned fields that are mowed annually to maintain open spaces. Rather than expending resources to maintain grasslands, why not convert a portion of each field to native annuals perennials? The seed isn’t cheap, but the plot typically only needs to be seeded once.

    A “pollinator plot” not only provides food for pollinators, but provides year-round food (seed) for birds and other animals. It also provides cover and nesting opportunities for smaller creatures if the plot is not mowed frequently. On top of all of its advantages over monoculture grassland, wildflowers are visually appealing. I encourage everyone to convert at least part of their yard or fields to wildflower pollinator plots. There is no real downside.

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