Environment
Planting tree.
Many of the invasive plant issues we experience in the urban ecosystem is due to improper plant selection when landscaping our homes and businesses. Before you plant checkout alternative options to avoid invasive plant species
Grassland
When biologists and land managers talk about managing native warm-season grasses (NWSG) they are really talking about managing early-successional plant communities. Songbirds, northern bobwhite, ring-necked pheasants and white-tailed deer are among the wildlife species that use these areas for bedding and to hide from predators.
picture of grapes
After two months of unusually warm conditions throughout Indiana, state climatologists based at Purdue University believe temperatures will slowly return to seasonal norms over the next month, which is good news for fruit growers and home gardeners concerned that their plants might be emerging too quickly.
Planting Trees
Learn about many of the invasive plant issues we experience in the urban ecosystem due to improper plant selection when landscaping our homes and businesses.
picture of dead paper wasps
In the dead of winter, we occasionally have to pick up dead wasps around our house. The wasps are often found on the carpet in the basement. But not always. Sometimes a dead wasp is on the windowsill, other times in a light fixture. To be sure, dying wasps can also be observed crawling around lethargically or even attempting to fly.
FNR-534-W Tree Pruning: What Do Trees Think? publication
The Tree Pruning: What Do Trees Think is a 6-page publication explaining the physiological and physical changes that happen within trees as a response to pruning. Guiding young and medium-aged trees to develop good branch architecture is key to sustainable tree plantings.
Squirrel
People can be taken aback by the sight of squirrels missing hair. Sightings of partially furred squirrels is not unusual with warmer temperatures experienced through the winter. Like many wildlife issues, the cause of hair loss in squirrels is not easy to answer and often results in more questions than answers.

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