To Pull or Not To Pull? Is It Native or Invasive?

To Pull Or Not To Pull?   Is It Native or Invasive Invasive plants affect all areas of Alaska and need to be addressed by all Alaskans.   Learning to identify invasive plants, animal and species can help reduce, if not eliminate, the negative effects such as complete elimination of native species.   A great example is the chokecherry trees which are not native to Alaska.   These can be found in yards, parks and along roadways demonstrating how aggressive the plant is.   Three common species found in the Read More …

National Wildlife Federation’s ® Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife  by  David Mizejewski  

This beautifully illustrated book provides an introductory overview on how to design a garden that is good for people, animals, plants, and the Earth. Chock-full of useful information, it helps gardeners understand the value of native plants over invasive exotics, the importance of achieving an ecological balance in your garden or backyard, and how providing for wildlife’s basic needs (food, water, cover, and places to raise young) can be an extremely rewarding experience for the gardener turned backyard naturalist. Mizejewski’s holistic approach includes educational, fun, and easy steps to make Read More …