Cause of Songbird Illness Remains Unknown

July 6, 2021 0

Scientists at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources say they have eliminated avian influenza and West Nile virus as the cause of a mysterious neurological illness that has affected hundreds of Indiana songbirds. Speaking at […more…]

Explore Indy’s Waterways

May 18, 2021 0

Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW), an organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life and ecology along Indianapolis waterways, has developed self-guided tours of six waterway communities in Marion County. They include: the Central Canal, Fall […more…]

Native Plants Encourage Pollinators

April 1, 2020 0

Flowers, herbs, shrubs and trees that are native to Central Indiana provide ecological support to fruit and vegetable growers by increasing the number and diversity of beneficial insects and pollinators. The Marion County Soil and […more…]

Helping Native Plants Thrive

November 18, 2019 0

by Thomas P. Healy Adam Schmutte, urban naturalist manager at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, leads a team that completed a major habitat restoration project along Fall Creek’s 30th Street bridge embankment. Once overrun by honeysuckle and […more…]

Honeysuckle Warriors Battle Plant Invaders

October 22, 2019 0

by Katie Grieze Just because something’s green doesn’t mean it’s necessarily good, says Rebecca Dolan, who retired in 2018 as director of the Friesner Herbarium at Butler University. Some plants invade areas in harmful ways, […more…]

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