Monthly Archives: July 2016

The silent and itchy danger hiding in your garden

  Most of us are familiar with poison ivy and know to avoid its shiny three leaf plants and vines, but not everyone recognizes even poison ivy and knows the painful itching that can occur from contact with this plant, especially those who have never seen it. We have many visitors from Quebec here, and […]

Native Plants and Trees Are for the Birds!

Have you heard of Doug Tallamy?  He’s chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. He’s visiting Maine this summer, lecturing as he moves up the coast, and recently he spoke here about the necessity of planting native trees and plants. Why? What’s wrong with planting ornamental plants from […]

Time to Write Your Town’s Pesticide Ordinance?

If you think you have done enough to educate yourselves and your town about the dangers of chemical pesticides, it is time to take a look at three pesticide ordinances already in existence. Here is Takoma Park, Maryland’s, the first to be passed:!/TakomaPark14/TakomaPark1428.html Ogunquit’s, the second passed (click ordinances at the top of the […]