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Linda W. Curtis, botanist

The rare water marigold blooms in  late August and early September in Cedar Lake in Lake County, Illinois.  Linda Curtis discovered it while canoeing in 1989. She published the discovery article in 1990, and saw  it again after the August … Continue reading

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Gnats in the Pulpit

by Linda Curtis Gnats in the pulpit Why aren’t bees the pollinators of Jack-in-the pulpit? Bees are attracted to bright petals and sweet nectar, of which the “Jacks” have neither. Instead,they exude musty mushroom aroma that attracts gnats fly … Continue reading

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Harbinger Vol 33 No 4 Winter 2016

  Do Bison eat Carex? Nachusa Grasslands are south and west of Rockford, Illinois. The bison herd eats an assortment of prairie plants including grasses and sedges. Linda & Jim Curtis recorded gps of sedges Carex at Nachusa Grasslands in … Continue reading

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