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Milkweeds On The North Branch

Milkweed pollination is a complex multi-step affair, second only to orchid pollination for its intricacy. Milkweeds like the swamp milkweed shown below cannot self pollinate; instead they rely on insects like bees, wasps, moths,...

Before there was digital..

When the North Branch started, we were printing postcards and mailing letters to let our volunteers know about meetings and such (really!). Communication is, of course, very different nowadays, and we sure wouldn't want...

Wild Gardens

Years ago, NBRP volunteers recognized that seed is a critical part of restoration work. In fact, it can be the limiting factor in bringing back healthy native habitat. After weeds are pulled and brush...