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What’s That Weed?

Weed of the Month:  Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum) Characteristics: Herb-Robert—also called Robert’s geranium, or, colloquially, “stinky Bob”—is both a winter and spring annual with light-green, deeply dissected leaves. In late fall the foliage turns red. The stems fork and are brittle at the joints. They are pubescent (hairy), reddish (especially under high light conditions) are can […]

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Throwing (Future) Shade at High Stream Temperatures

The fall cohort of interns at Wisdom of the Elders came out in force to help jump-start revegetation efforts at Mitchell Creek, the site of a major pond removal project this summer. Though the stream is no longer burdened with a giant, heat-absorbing backwater, it still lacks canopy, and temperatures recorded this summer indicate we […]

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What’s That Weed?

Weed of the Month:  Clematis (Clematis vitalba) Characteristics Clematis —also called traveler’s joy or old man’s beard—is a deciduous climbing vine, with stringy bark that easily rubs off on older stems.  Leaves are compound, made up of 5 leaflets (young plants may have only 3 leaflets), and fall off by early January.  Clematis blooms from […]

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Volunteer Appreciation Party 2019

Were excited to have had our 2019 Volunteer Appreciation Event last Friday with delicious tamale dinner catered by Mixteca, a large selection of raffle prizes, and watershed Trivia. Thanks to everyone who came out! This year marks our 25th year as a watershed council, cheers to that! – Speech by Courtney  Beckel Volunteer Manager. Planting […]

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