Posted on September 17, 2014 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
Suillus sp. mushroom photographed near Pine, Idaho.
Suillus mushrooms: as opposed to having gills, these types of mushrooms produce their spores from the spongy underside of the cap. The slimy layer on top can be peeled off like a skin. While many Suillus are edible, there are many that are not. Please remember that wild mushrooms can kill you! Consult the assistance of an experienced mushroom collector before ever consuming wild fungi.
Find Mycological societies near you, listed by state, by clicking here.
Species info provided by Matt Greer, a friend and past employee of CSR, Inc.
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Posted on September 11, 2014 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
CSR, Inc. is proud to be donating approximately $15,000 worth of native plants from our inventory to the Idaho Botanical Garden!
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Posted on September 5, 2014 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
Rocky Mountain Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta)
Lodgepole pine or beach pine is a small pine that grows quickly to 20 ft. and may reach 30 ft. at maturity. Its name refers to the use by American Indians of the slender trunks as poles for their conical tents or teepees.
Colorado Pinyon Pine (Pinus edulis)
The edible seeds, known as pinyon nuts, Indian nuts, pine nuts, and pinones (Spanish), are a wild, commercial nut crop. Eaten raw, roasted, and in candies, they were once a staple food of southwestern Indians.
Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa)
This is the most widely distributed and common pine in North America. David Douglas, the Scottish botanical explorer, found this pine in 1826 and named it for its ponderous, or heavy, wood. Quail, nutcrackers, squirrels, and many other kinds of wildlife consume the seeds; and chipmunks store them in their caches, thus aiding dispersal.
Species info shared from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Posted on August 27, 2014 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
“Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language.” ~ Aldo Leopold
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Posted on August 20, 2014 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
Photographed near Sunbeam, Idaho
Spotted Knapweed is a biennial that produces up to 25,000 seeds that may remain in the soil for up to 8 years. Spotted Knapweed produces a natural herbicide called “catechin” that eradicates plants around it. Early detection and rapid response are key elements in eradicating Spotted Knapweed. This noxious weed can be found in rangelands, dry meadows, pastures, upland rocky areas, roadsides and sandy or gravelly flooded plains of streams and rivers.
Plant information shared from the Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign site.
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Posted on August 15, 2014 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
Join us for the largest green industry show in the west!
The Farwest Trade Show in Portland, Oregon. August 21-23 at the Oregon Convention Center, booth #3063. We hope to see you there!
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Posted on July 16, 2014 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
“This 24 minute video shows the life of a greater Sage-grouse during nesting season. Also a glimpse at the life on a Sharp-Tailed grouse. The sharp-tail are tenacious little buggers.”
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