Quote of the week: It is my hope that many will attend and remember this extraordinary woman (Barbara Reed-Turner), and that the future caretakers of the Reed-Turner Woodland will continue her work to maintain it as a rare and wonderful hidden gem.

Read my outdoor column for more on the Reed-Turner Woodland and Baltimore orioles. Photo of Baltimore oriole by John Heneghan. All rights reserved.orioleheneghan

Quote of the week: The 2020 coronavirus pandemic may lead to a deeper understanding of the ties that bind us all on a global scale and could help us get to grips with the largest public health threat of the century, the climate crisis.

–Arthur Wyns, climate researcher for WHO: Read about Earth Day’s 50th anniversary related to the pandemic here in my column.sunrisedevore Photo by Sheryl DeVore

Quote of the week: Those showy yellow flowers of many species of goldenrod have sticky, heavy pollen that clings to insects which carry the pollen to the next flower, so there’s not much chance the pollen will end up in the noses of hay fever sufferers.

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Read why goldenrods don’t cause hay fever and why they are truly an American species, plus which ones to plant in your yard in an article about goldenrods featured in Natural Awakenings by Sheryl DeVore.

Quote of the week: “It’s possible we’re the first generation to use this site since the native peoples.”

Pamela Newton said this about the new nature preserve in Hawthorn Woods, designed to help monarchs and other wildlife. It contains myriad native trees, shrubs and wildflowers; plus volunteers and officials are working to eradicate purple loosestrife and buckthorn and add more native vegetation. Read here.

Photo below of Hawthorn Woods mayor releasing monarchs at the preserve’s opening. Sheryl DeVore/Photography

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