Although the BFS volunteers collected fistfuls of thistles last week, they didn’t quite get all the ones by the toad pond and southeast corner of the wake, so they went back this past Saturday for a few thistles more. We also collected some Italian Thistles that were in the vicinity. When we thought we had [...]
Tag Archive 'Centaurea melitensis'
In our third week of Star-thistle Wars, the BFS volunteers focused on an infestation around the ‘new’ toad pond and the areas along the trails and fire roads just southeast of pHake Lake. We removed nearly all the star-thistles in this area, and the haul made quite a mound!
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. Oops! Wrong STAR WARS. Right now, in this very galaxy, on this very planet, right here at the Bernard Field Station, the valiant BFFs of the BFS battle are battling alien invaders in the STAR-thistle WARS. The alien invader is the Maltese Star-Thistle (Centaurea melitensis) [...]
“The destroyer of weeds, thistles, and thorns is a benefactor whether he soweth grain or not. —Robert Green Ingersoll Nine BFS volunteer benefactors devoted part of a beautiful April day to destroying weeds, thistle, and thorns at the BFS this past Saturday. Once again our primary targets were Italian Thistles (Carduus pycnocephalus). Plants that were [...]