The Natural Shore

20
December

On the hunt for Rusty

The Minnesota State bird is the common loon, the state flower is the showy lady slipper, the state butterfly is the monarch, and of...
19
November

Buckthorn Busting

  Fall is an amazing and quite beautiful time in Minnesota.  The air is crisp and clean. Trees and shrubs are putting on their...
29
October

People now want native plants: but are these micro-restorations worth it?

    Wait, yes, sit down and prepare to be encouraged. We actually have a bright shining light on the environmental landscape. Last year,...
30
September

Woody Plants- Beyond the Pretty Colors

How often do you pause and think about the green around us?  The amazingly beautiful trees, shrubs and diverse ground covers are really the...
29
August

Magical Monarchs in Minnesota

Did you know that the monarch happens to be our state butterfly? It’s true! That iconic orange and black butterfly is hard to miss...