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Butterfly Milkweed in the Ladd Arboretum

Managing weeds

Butterfly milkweed is in full bloom now in the Ladd Arboretum. In spite of its name, butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) is a native plant and host to butterflies and other pollinators. Not everyone agrees about what counts as a weed. In fact, th...
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Volunteers help mulch shrubs at the Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary

At work in the Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary

The Northwestern University athletic department staff came out  yesterday to help mulch young trees and shrubs in the city’s new lakefront bird sanctuary. Steward Julie Dorfman demonstrates on a young blackhaw viburnum. The sanctuary was offic...
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