|Site of plant rescue|
While traipsing through the thick undergrowth, Jan kindly continued my education. It was like taking a drink from a fire hose. Why do so many plants have Canada or Virginia in their Latin names? Generally these were the places these plants were discovered and documented. We also talked about mosquito spraying. I didn't know that within several days after a community sprays for mosquitoes, the mosquitoes are back in equal or greater number? Unfortunately, the spray has not only killed a lot of pollinators, the chemical has gotten into our own bodies. That can't be good.
There was one casualty of this field trip. In the excitement of digging up the first clump of ever abundant Wild Ginger, I laid down my trusty hand trowel. We spent a good 15-20 minutes trying to find my beloved little shovel. To no avail. It'll certainly be no match for that bad, big-bladed bulldozer. So if one day you are digging in the garden of your newly built house and find a nice, one piece, cast-aluminum, red rubber handled garden trowel, send me note and let me know how much you like it.