Habitat

winter sowing

Winter Milkweed Sowing

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Mike has been drinking a lot of milk! And he’s doing spring work. Here are his steps for using gallon or half gallon sized milk jugs for winter sowing of…

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Red Admiral Butterfly

Transform Chaos Into Opportunity: You can make a difference in the ecosystem

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Jim Hoffman, Monarch Research Project The Gazette is working with the Linn Landowner Forum to present a series of columns about elements landowners should consider when replacing trees and plants…

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Jabe Gonda MZ Intern

Interning at the MRS

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Jabe Gonda, Cedar Rapids native and a graduate of Wheaton College with a major in biology and minor in economics has interned at the Monarch Research Station for the past…

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Tree haulgin

Replanting the landscape: Companies help employees — and their yards

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Six Linn County companies are helping employees rebuild the tree canopy in their yards after the Aug. 10 derecho, which has been named the costliest thunderstorm in modern U.S. history, according to the Washington Post.

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Fall 2020 10X10 Pollinator Zone Test Plots

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Greetings from Monarch Research. In this blog episode, we’d like to share our progress on five sample test plots at the Monarch Research Station showing the various methods to successfully…

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Monarch on Pollinator

Replanting the landscape: Turn the derecho disaster into opportunity

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Kelli Kennon-Lane. (Photo by Liz Zabel) The Gazette is working with the Linn Landowner Forum to present a weekly series of columns about elements landowners should consider when replacing trees…

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Cornell College

Replanting the lansdcape: Take time to create a plan

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The Gazette is partnering with the Linn Landowner Forum to present a weekly series of columns about elements landowners should consider when replacing trees and plants lost in the Aug.…

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Replanting the landscape: Defy environmental disasters by the yard

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The Gazette is working with the Linn Landowner Forum to present a weekly series of columns about elements landowners should consider when replacing trees and plants lost in the Aug.…

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Jim Hoffman

Replanting the landscape:  How we choose to recover from the derecho matters

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The Gazette is partnering with the Linn Landowner Forum to present a series of columns on elements property owners should consider when replacing trees and plants lost in the Aug.…

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A Radical Rethinking of Your Lawn

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If you’ve joined us for the recent webinars focussing on Pollinator Zones, you’ve heard the message that what you grow in your yard, however large or small it might be,…

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