The Importance of Native Sumac

Such an informative and beautiful post of nature. I will definitely look into growing Native Sumac. What about you?

The Iris and the Lily

Numerous articles have been penned extolling the virtues of native plants.  The West Virgina Native Plant Society  has posted this article

Native Shrubs in wildlife landscaping

Exotics or invasive species squeeze out natives and diminish populations of both flora and fauna.

Terrestrial orchid flower Epipactis Helleborine  2 A Beautiful Invasive weed – Helleborine epipactis

In order to preserve our native ecosystems we need to recognize the importance of our natives.

Reflection of the sumac stand

This stand of sumac was a mass of shrubs when we became the caretakers of this farmstead.

3 flicker birds on sumac Northern Flicker

We carefully thinned out the stand and today we have sumac trees which feed our native bird population.

Titmouse bird on sumac Tuffed Titmouse

If you have Staghorn sumac growing on your property consider allowing them to reach their full potential.

Blue Jay  bird on sumac Blue Jay

American robin bird on sumac in winter American Robin

Both you and native wildlife will be rewarded!

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on sumac Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Downy Woodpecker on sumac Downy Woodpecker

Ficker bird on sumac Northern Flicker

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I am passionate about animals, poetry, music, photography & writing. It’s great to be alive & part of a world on the cusp of changing for the better. "Learn to Love with all your heart & accept the unlovable sides. For everyone can Love a rose but only a great heart can include the thorns. . . ." Unknown
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