Chicory: More Than a Roadside Weed

THE WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY For the chicory plant, any part of Oakland County that does not come under the mower’s blade or is not bathed in herbicides becomes the “Wilder Side of Oakland County”. Chicory (Cichorium intybus) is one of our most common, easily recognizable and delicately beautiful roadside weeds of mid-summer. But … Continue reading Chicory: More Than a Roadside Weed

Green Dinosaurs and Orange Meadowhawks: Secrets of Springfield Oaks

Springfield Oaks

Wilder Side of Oakland County “Wherever I go, I see little bits of nature, little bits of animal behavior. And nobody else is watching…”  Those are the words of iconic conservationist Jane Goodall in her 2018 interview titled, “Living with Chimps” that appears in the BBC publication, Science Focus. I had just finished reading the … Continue reading Green Dinosaurs and Orange Meadowhawks: Secrets of Springfield Oaks