07 July 2012

Learn more about wildlife, weeds, your state resources, pollinators

You can learn so much by reading, don't you know?


The blog, Window on a Texas Landscape, is written by freelance author Sheryl Smith-Rodgers.


In recent blog entries, Smith-Rodgers provided a link to a great resource, the Reverchon Naturalist, which is a TX publication of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) which is a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Her recent article "Malta star-thistle: Every Master Naturalist's Nightmare and Yours, Too" is in the current issue of the newsletter which you can read here.
 
Each state has a link but few states have a newsletter. Here's how to find the newsletter for your state.
 
The Oklahoma site is http://www.ok.nrcs.usda.gov/, the Kansas site is http://www.ks.nrcs.usda.gov/, etc. You just replace the abbreviation in the web address (in this example, ok or ks) with the abbreviation for your state.
 
Another cool resource on Smith-Rodgers blog is the Pollinator Partnership where you can type in your zip code and find out your ecoregion. The links will take you to lots of good information on how to do your part to conserve the earth around you.
 
Here's a link to Pollinator Partnership where you can learn how to bring more pollinators into your growing area.
The guides were funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the C.S. Fund, the Plant Conservation Alliance, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management with oversight by the Pollinator Partnership, in support of the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign.



A tip of the trowel to Smith-Rodgers for a truly fine blog.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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