Madeline Joslin

Mimosa Tree: beautiful in bloom, disruptive invasive

July 12, 2022

Some accounts say mimosa trees were introduced to the United States by French Botanist Andre Michaux in 1787. From his nursery in Charleston, South Carolina, Michaux shipped North American plants to France and imported species from around the world. Michaux brought mimosa seeds back to his nursery from Persia. However, the mimosa tree is native […]

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Encouraging the Next Generation of Conservationists

June 6, 2022

While TLC has many nature education programs for children, Diquan Edmonds, the Education and Outreach Manager, saw a need nature education focused on teens. He envisioned a fellowship program that not only  would encourage an interest in the environment, but also give them mentorship and a hands on opportunity to explore the career opportunities in […]

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Species Spotlight – Chinese wisteria

April 15, 2022

The Triangle is now flush with the coldhearted princess of invasive plants, Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis). While you’re distracted by its beautiful grape-like clusters of flowers and sweet scent, its vines are slithering up and suffocating trees in search of the sun. This woody vine grows rapaciously through runners and seeds, but there are ways […]

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