Legislative updates from the Georgia Conservancy are very informative. If you’d like to receive them directly: Please click here (http://georgiaconservancy.
From our DNR partners:
Georgia DNR and by natural extension, the GPCA, has been awarded the 2020 US Fish and Wildlife Service Recovery Challenge Grant. The award is over $779,000 in federal funds for a 5-year project to advance safeguarding recovery goals for 14 federally listed plant species. The funds couldn’t come at a better time for GPCA to:
– Provide critical financial support to foundational GPCA partners
– Bring start-up funds and technical knowledge to new conservation horticulture partners
– Establish a framework for working with US Fish and Wildlife Service at a national level
Thanks so much everyone for your help and trust in creating this project! In 2021 the work begins!
~ Lisa Kruse, Senior Botanist, DNR
The Bartram Trail Conference (BTC) is now accepting applications for the Fothergill Award. This grant is awarded annually to an advanced graduate student or recent Ph.D. recipient whose research promises to lead to a publication, book, article, dissertation, or other substantive product in studies related to William Bartram. Appropriate areas of scholarship include but are not limited to the natural sciences, history of science, literary studies, journalism, history, biography, archaeology, art, photography, and ethnohistory. Recipients are asked to make an informal report on work to be published in the BTC newsletter, The Traveller, and/or a presentation at the biennial meeting of the BTC (at the discretion of the program committee). Awards range from $500–$1000 depending on the project and available funding. An application is available for download at http://www.bartramtrail.org/resources/Documents/Fothergill_application.pdf. Review of applications will begin May 1. For information, email Matt Jennings (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dr. Matthew H. Jennings, Professor of History, Middle Georgia State University, Bartram Trail Conference Board
Q: What are some good Georgia native indoor plants? I want to buy some plants for my dorm room. I hope this is the right place to ask this sort of question. Thank you!
A: (Lori Conway) Yours is a most intriguing question! I am going to inquire of a few folks and get back to you! Possibly even conduct my own research in coming months. I will say that I imagine a sedge (Carex spp.) of most any species would grow indoors as I find them tolerant of both sun/shade and both wet and dry conditions. Are you in your dorm room already? Do you have any direct or indirect (bright) sunlight and, if so, what time of day?
(Ellen Honeycutt) Indeed, a very interesting question! Have you considered doing a terrarium-type approach? Over the years, I’ve made several for my mother in law, using some of our small ferns (like ebony spleenwort), and several kinds of mosses. Put in a few well-aged wood pieces and watch some cool fungi emerge after a while.
This link looks similar to what I’ve done (I did used a closed lid system). The activated charcoal is available at the pet store and is essential.
I do agree that some of our sedges (Carex) might be hardy enough to deal with the indoor environment, as Lori suggested, and many of them are tolerant or lower light levels.
I’m sorry, I forgot the link! https://climatekids.nasa.gov/mini-garden/