Closed gentian
Bloodroot trout lily
New England aster
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Returning native plants to the Maine landscape
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What is Rewilding?

What Is Rewilding?

The term rewilding first appeared in the conservation world in the 1980s with a continental-scale vision to protect large tracts of wilderness and connect these . . . read more »

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Autumn and Winter Seed Sowing in Six Easy Steps

Fall and winter are the best times to sow native seeds. In Maine, the yearly cycle for seed ripening and germination is different from common . . . read more »

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Native Seed Bombs – Dispersing Seeds with Guerilla Action

There is something satisfying about the idea of tossing seeds of wild flowers or trees into an impoverished area with the hope that it will . . . read more »

Seed Dispersal: Growing the Future Landscape One Seed at a Time

Toward the end of summer, the seeds of many native plants in Maine begin to ripen and disperse, even some that bloomed back in the . . . read more »

Why Native Plants Matter

Beauty, biodiversity, and resilience

Native plants are beautiful, important for our local ecosystems, and do not need the high nutrient and water inputs of commonly cultivated plants. In this presentation, Executive Director Heather McCargo covers the many reasons we all should care about our region’s native flora and the importance of bringing these native plants back into our gardens and developed landscapes. She also discusses current native plant trends and issues in the nursery trade (including cloning and the loss of genetic diversity), and explains how we all can support our native flora by planting seed-grown native plants.

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