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Pollinators at our Doorstep

Written and photographed by Susan Bergen, NCLT Board Member This is National Pollinator Week, and a good time to reflect on why pollinators are important. How we can make our own yards and public spaces more pollinator friendly? NCLT’s wildflower meadow at Still Pond...

The Not So Shrinking Violet…

Written and photographed by Susan Bergen, NCLT Board Member There is an idiomatic expression that describes an extremely shy woman as a ‘shrinking violet.’ While violets may be miniscule and often passed over for more showy flowers, there is nothing shrinking about...
Amazing Skunk Cabbage

Amazing Skunk Cabbage

Written and photographed by Susan Bergen, NCLT Board Member Did you know that skunk cabbage is a perennial flower? It is also an invaluable native plant in our wetland habitats.Skunk cabbage is one of the first plants to emerge in the spring – sometimes even in late...