A Great Day at Our Beech Hollow Wildflower Farm Tour Event

This past Saturday our Piedmont Chapter members had the opportunity to tour Beech Hollow Wildflower Farm in Lexington, GA. Our very own Member Chair, Tanner Biggers, happens to be the Farm Manager at Beech Hollow, which is a business member of our chapter. Mild temperatures set the stage for what turned out to be a […] Continue reading "A Great Day at Our Beech Hollow Wildflower Farm Tour Event"

Why Native Plants?

The Evolutionary Background In our first post, we talked about how geology and climate dictate what plants grow in different areas. We went on to discuss how disturbance events dictate plant communities. Combining those concepts on the geologic timescale – many millions of years, to keep it simple – provides the evolutionary basis for the […] Continue reading "Why Native Plants?"

Beecatur 2022 Recap

Beecatur June 25, 2022 – Beecatur Pollinator Festival, Decatur Town Square Our second event is in the books. We are thankful to the event organizers for allowing us to participate in Beecatur Pollinator Festival. This annual festival in Decatur focuses on pollinators, native plants, and conservation. We were able to speak with several dozen festival-goers […] Continue reading "Beecatur 2022 Recap"

An Introduction to Wildlife Habitat Management

Gardening and landscaping with native plants is usually to benefit wildlife – to create wildlife habitat. But what is wildlife habitat? The simple answer is that it depends. Suitable habitat depends on the species you are managing for, and how you manage depends on site conditions, available space, existing plant communities, and applicable disturbance techniques. […] Continue reading "An Introduction to Wildlife Habitat Management"