Conservation Category Archive
Novel Ideas - Center Environmental Designer John Hart Asher weighs in on Emma Marris’ “Rambunctious Garden” Sowing Oaks - Wildflower Center experts collect acorns to plant in the Texas Arboretum. For the Birds - Winter is hard on birds, but there is much we can do to help. Royal Blues - Monarch decline and what you can do about it. From the Ashes - Landowners in the fire-destroyed area of Bastrop, Texas, get hope from a local partnership. Room to Grow - Center conservationists look after their Texas neighbors: native endangered plant species. All ABuzz - Why should we care about bees? If their vital role in the survival of wildflowers isn't a compelling reason, consider breakfast. Without bees, we wouldn't have coffee, orange juice or berries, to name just a few of our favorites. And that's just the beginning. Waiting Game - The Center hosts new endangered plants in need of homes. In The Line of Fire - Center conservationists survey island vegetation despite looming wildfire. Protecting Ash Trees - Center conservationists work to save ash tree seeds and assist in detecting pests. Hope for Lost Pines - How the Wildflower Center nursery helped restore pines after local wildfires. Food for Thought - Could native and well-adapted perennial crops be the answer to food shortage? A Site Plan - Ecologically sustainable landscapes protect scarce and sensitive resources. Family Tree - Historic trees offer important links to local history. Razing Cane - Restoring Louisiana's coastal habitat in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Chemical Reaction - Across the country, citizens are advocating alternatives to chemical methods of pest- and weed-control in private yards and community green spaces. The Spice of Life - Before the settlers came, waist-high grasses and diverse, colorful prairie wildflowers bloomed in the moist, sandy soil along the Indiana-Illinois border. Ephemeral Beauty - Spring ephemerals must grow, bloom and set seed within a two-month period after last frost and before trees block the sun. Urban Renewal - Perhaps the most compelling reason to use native plants in urban restoration projects is to bring nature back into America's cities. Water Foul - The only naturally formed lake in Texas, Caddo Lake is everything people think Texas is not. Spanish moss-draped cypress trees tower over a maze of bayous, sloughs and channels. America the Beautiful - Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the passage into law of the Highway Beautification Act. Natural History - Twenty years ago, a few people gathered in a dusty hayfield and looked into the future. They envisioned a country where people valued and protected the native plants that were disappearing day by day.