Dealing with the periwinkle problem
Jill and I did some follow up to some invasive species removal we did last year at Lathrop. Just a few fragments of the very invasive Periwinkle left! We picked them out by hand, leaving the native mayapple, trillium, Jack-in-the-pulpit and jewelweed to further expand and fill the few remaining gaps.
All to the wonderful sounds of woodthrush, eastern wood-pewee and Hooded Warblers singing — having recently returned to start nest-building at Lathrop. They should now have more insects to feed their chicks because of our invasive species removal work.
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