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Prairie restoration with Carex

Prairie restoration requires a background in identifying species, especially difficult genera as Carex in Cyperaceae, the sedge family. The sand prairies along the Lake Michigan beach-plain are different from the inland prairies with clay loam soil and they have different … Continue reading

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New rare Carex

Carex verrucosa was found in Citrus County Florida by Linda W. curtis, Carexpert and Carexmatic speaker. A new county record, C. verrucosa was discovered in Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in a depression marsh near a dome swamp. All specimens … Continue reading

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Carex of Rainbow Springs, Dunnellon, Fl

Searching for Carex at Rainbow Springs in Dunnellon, Florida, began at the canoe and kayak lauch site along the Rainbow River near the campground in the RSSP South Unit. Species found were C. fissa var. aristata, C. gholsonii, C. godfreyi, … Continue reading

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Gnats in the Pulpit

Writing Gnats in the Pulpit Linda W. Curtis When writing the article for Wisconsin Entomological Society in 2018, I discovered the editor had no gnat images to accompany the article. And, as luck would have it, my husband and I … Continue reading

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Three Sisters Springs Crystal River, Fl Sandhill cranes

Back to Florida with some 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 … Continue reading

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Carex of Illinois Audubon Gremel Wildlife Sanctuary 2018

Carex search 2017- 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 … 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. While the 2012 report covered only Carex, the 2014 also included associates, while the 2015 report included plant inventories from Crystal River State Wildlife Refuge and other … 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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