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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...
Keeping an Eye on our Preserves

Keeping an Eye on our Preserves

Designed to blend in with their surroundings, you’ve probably never noticed the trail cameras that NCLT uses across our preserves. Yet these cameras are a critical tool in land management, and one that we’ve been using for years. NCLT maintains a small...
The Humble Bumblebee

The Humble Bumblebee

Written and photographed by Susan Bergen, NCLT Board Member Did you know that the pregnant queen is the only member of a bumble bee hive to survive the winter? All the other workers and drones die at the end of the season.  The queen goes into hibernation, spending...
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...