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Signal crayfish aren't fussy about habitat, grow faster and are larger than our native crayfish, and have the reproductive capacity to become a dominant species in introduced areas. What might this mean for Minnesota's waters?
Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Cass County. Landowners need to be aware of the threat EAB poses not only on their land but to many thousands of acres of nearby ash forests.
Rather than create their own colonies, lemon cuckoo bumble bees take over the nests of other bumble bees. Though this sounds aggressive, their behavior can indicate a healthy pollinator ecosystem.
Find climate-resilient, native trees and plants recommended for southeast Minnesota.
Extension is working with The Nature Conservancy and Minnesota DNR to develop a tree seed collection training program in an effort to reforest one million acres in Minnesota by 2040.
There is so much to learn about the complex ecosystem interactions among the trees, understory plants, and wildlife you might find in your nearest woodland. Here are a few species worth a closer look.
Just as in agricultural settings, understanding the fertility of the soils in your woodland is important for selecting, planting, and growing trees that will be healthy in the long term.