Author Donna VanBuecken

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Stan Temple will be the keynote speaker at Prairie Fest on Saturday, August 3, 2019 held at the Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. His presentation entitled “Monarch Butterflies, Private Land and Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic will be at 12:30PM.

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n May 20, 2019, “the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final notices of cancellation on the registration of 12 neonicotinoid pesticides…. The decision to pull the pesticides from the market was required as part of a legal settlement in December 2018

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Father of Wildlife Management Aldo Leopold and Father of Wisconsin Plant Ecology John Curtis conceived of, (both inductees in the Hall of Fame) and designed and planted, with the help of others, the first restored prairie in the world — Curtis Prairie. This planting showed it was possible to restore an ecosystem and to preserve endangered habitats. Because of that determination, the UW Arboretum has recently been listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the birthplace of restoration ecology.

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Assuming you gathered native seed this past fall from your own plantings, and you haven’t yet done a winter seeding, you may be considering starting some seed indoors. Now is the time to get started.

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A little known month acknowledging pesticide safety has just slipped by with little or no fanfare. The purpose of this specially recognized month is “to reinforce core principles of safe handling and use and to raise awareness….Pesticide safety is a must, whether the applicator is an unlicensed homeowner or certified in one or more of the federal or state categories of use.” (WSSA)

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