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Organism of the Week: Dragon Blood Tree

The Dracaena cinnabari is a dragon tree native to Socotra, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean.

A unique aspect of this species is that it’s an endemic species. 94 more words


A little extra cash

Earlier this month the Webster Groves Nature Study Society (WGNSS) sponsored their second Nature Photo Contest. I’ve been a member of this group since I first moved to St. 633 more words


Seed cataloging

Oh my! This time of year. Well actually I am so late with seed catalogs. The hardcore gardeners order them at autumn but I don’t count myself to that group yet. 634 more words


Take the hawthorn down

Last spring me and my family decided it’s time to do something with the overgrown hawthorn (Crataegus grayana) in my dad’s garden. The fence had been left to grow without any disturbance for almost 30 years and it was shadowing everything else near it including plum, cherry and apple trees. 370 more words