Collecting and Cleaning Seeds

Collecting and Cleaning Seeds

This is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only is the weather cooling off and the trees are turning into beautiful, vibrant, autumn colors, it’s seed collecting time!!! I love, love, love seed collecting. There’s something purifying and cathartic about the...
Good Prairie, Bad Prairie

Good Prairie, Bad Prairie

How does one know if an ecological restoration area is a good prairie or a bad prairie? And frankly, what is “good” and what is “bad”? The Floristic Quality Assessment (FQA) and the Floristic Quality Index (FQI) are management tools ecological restorationists use to...
Reaping What You Sow

Reaping What You Sow

It’s that time!!! Fall is my favorite time for many reasons….seed collecting being one of them!  Not only do I love collecting the seeds but I love cleaning them, sorting them, and weighing them. The whole process of gathering seeds to disseminate to other places is...