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It’s Star Thistle time again

Readers of this blog will known that one of our most problematic invasive weeds is the Maltese Star Thistle (Centaurea melitensis), also called Tocalote. Usually we devote May and June workdays to removing Maltese Star Thistles, but last September’s burn seems to have given the Maltese Star Thistles a fertilizer boost, and by early April […]

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A beautiful day for volunteering

“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 […]

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