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Three Sisters Springs Crystal River, Fl Sandhill cranes

When Jim and Linda Curtis returned to Florida to resume their plant research at Three Sisters Springs, a pair of just migrated sandhill cranes met them at the entrance. Although successful nesting resulted in healthy young 2 years ago, last … Continue reading

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Carex of Illinois Audubon Gremel Wildlife Sanctuary 2018

A total of twenty five Carex species were found during 2017-2018 by Linda Curtis, Specimens were kept fresh and digitally imaged with a camera-microscope. Gps locations were recorded by photographer husband James Curtis. Sedge meadows with many Carex species were … Continue reading

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Three Sisters Springs Crystal River Florida

The Three Sisters Springs Linda Curtis, volunteer botanist Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River Florida has lost most of its hydric forest trees and understory plants due to prepping for development and later a small pine plantation. A plan to … Continue reading

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New Three Sisters Springs 2016 Report

The Vegetation of Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River, Florida is an ongoing research on a much disturbed property. The 2016 report covers the restoration trees, shrubs, palms, vines, and ferns. The 2017 report will cover the herbaceous plants and … Continue reading

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Sedges: Wild Ones Journal Summer 2016

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“Ouch!”

Article for WES, Wisconsin Entomological Society Oct 2015 by Linda W. Curtis One of my friends is an emergency room nurse at the local hospital. I asked her if she knew of any insect-cause problems and she answer, “Oh yes! … Continue reading

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Lake County Forest Preserves Horizon

A recent article by Linda Curtis in the Lake County Forest Preserves May issue, 2016 has information on sedges worth reading.

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What good are sedges?

I was having my hair cut today and I told the hairdresser that I found a small rare plant. She asked, “What good is it?” A fair question from someone who couldn’t care less. Well, it was only discovered in … Continue reading

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Sedge Season in the upper Midwest!

From Harbinger, Spring Issue 2016. Illinois Native Plant Society.   Botanist have documented almost 200 species at Hosah Park in Zion, Illinois. Of these, 169 are natives and thirteen are endangered or threatened. Among the more common are blazing star … Continue reading

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Rare Carex discovered

Palmetto, Journal of the Florida Native Plant Society, published in Dec. 2014 Read the article here: Carex peninsulae – Florida’s globally imperiled Carex Linda Curtis’ discovery of peninsula sedge, Carex paeninsulae, a category G2 plant. The plant image may be seen on … Continue reading

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