Monthly Archives: June 2014

Giants of the North American Savannas


I have to admit that I’ve been that I have become a bit obsessed with savannas over the last few years. I’ll provide a little background information on savannas, and who knows? Maybe you’ll become obsessed as well!

A savanna is a grass and tree ecosystem whose trees are spaced […]

Wild Mushroom Identification (and a project for kids!)

I want to take a few minutes to explain why identifying your local mushrooms is important. Even if you have no desire to ever eat a wild mushroom, which I think is a travesty, there is still a few good reasons to go beyond simple avoidance.

And for all you […]

Permaculture Plants: Red Clover

Common Name: Red Clover, Beebread, Clover Rose, Cow Clover, Meadow Clover, and many more…
Scientific Name: Trifolium pratense
Family: Fabaceae (the Legume, Bean, or Pea family)

Red Clover is one of the most popular green manure, fodder, and cover crops grown in the world. As a legume, it puts atmospheric nitrogen into the soil. It […]

The Benefits of Birding for Permaculturists

I am an amateur naturalist. I absolutely love nature. I love being in the natural world. I love studying nature and all the sciences encompassing and surrounding it. I love that I am still mesmerized and in awe of nature. I love trying to understand the natural world, and I […]