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Nature News Archives - Piscataquog Land Conservancy
Bladderworts: Killers on the Pond
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Utricularia radiataWater lilies are so romantic, aren’t they? The objects of paintings and poems. But out among them on dreamy ponds there lurks a seamy side of the pond: bladderworts. Dressed in deceptively pretty yellow flowers these plants spell trouble … Read More

How to Help a Trout in a Drought
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Droughts happen. When they do, most of the talk is about how they impact the water supply for humans. But droughts also affect fish. In dry years and wet ones alike, the story of trout here in New Hampshire and … Read More

Club mosses: the other evergreens!
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If you walk in the woods in early spring you may see little green ‘trees’ breaking through the leaf litter and receding snow.  Some are branched, their fan-like branches even resembling little pagodas, while others are unbranched, erect and spiky. These little trees are the other evergreens:  mosses, ferns and clubmosses. As the snow melts away, and before the first leaves of Canada Mayflower, our earliest wildflower, are up extensive colonies of evergreen clubmosses will stand out in the forest.Read More