One of the last flowering shrubs of the year, American Witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is a hiker’s delight when spotted late in the fall. Native to both Northeastern and Southeastern USA, their fragrant bright yellow blossoms appear late in the autumn after all the leaves have fallen from the other woodland species.
Archives for November 2016
At last week’s joint meeting of Wild Ones Fox Valley Area and Winnebago Audubon, Kim Grveles, an avian ecologist with the Wisconsin Stopover Initiative, outlined a number of things we can do to help birds as they migrate over our habitats. Here are nine things we can do to help migratory birds:
- Plant native plants to use as resting stops while migrating.
Tomorrow is a day America has set aside to give thanks for the many blessings we have received throughout the past year and for the family and friends that help make us feel complete. My wish for you is that your day be filled with happiness, family and friends and that it will bring renewed inspiration for you to make the coming year that much better.