About tpdanen

I believe what H.D.Throeau said"in wildness is the preservation of the world"

Roundup trial: Cancer patient takes on Monsanto in first trial over weed killer risk – CNN

The first of hundreds of cancer patients will see his case against agrochemical giant Monsanto go to trial starting Monday.
— Read on www-m.cnn.com/2018/06/17/us/monsanto-roundup-dewayne-johnson-trial/

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Beekeepers File Legal Complaint Against Bayer Over Glyphosate in Honey

Bayer, which recently wrapped up its takeover of Monsanto, now owns glyphosate and its liabilities. The same day the $63 billion acquisition closed, a beekeeping cooperative in northern France filed a legal complaint against the German chemical giant after the controversial weedkiller was detected in honey produced by one of its members.
— Read on www.ecowatch.com/glyphosate-honey-bayer-monsanto-2577435405.html

More Thoreau for your Monday…

How rapidly new flowers unfold! as if Nature would get through her work too soon. One has as much as he can do to observe how flowers successively unfold. It is a flowery revolution, to which but few attend. Hardly too much attention can be bestowed on flowers. We follow, we march after, the highest color; that is our flag, our standard, our “color”. Flowers were made to be seen, not overlooked. Their bright colors imply eyes, spectators. Journal-June 15, 1852.

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pic of td’s lilly’s-thanks for reading tim’s weed patch today!

A necessary weed…

Common milkweed:

Science: Asclepias syriaca, 150 species. .6-1.8m tall(2-6′), perennial

Bloom: early to mid summer, fragrant, produces a milky sap

Flowers: clusters that are pink to purple

Habitat: prairies, lake shores, thickets, pastures, roadsides, disturbed areas with wide distribution in the U.S.

Faunal: food for many insects-bees, flies,butterflies. The caterpillar of the monarch butterfly feed on the foliage of the plant-used as a host-exclusively. In other words they can not survive with out the milkweed and then they need the plant to lay their eggs.

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thanks to the following for research:

https://monarchjointventure.org/get-involved/create-habitat-for-monarchs

http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/weeds/plants/cm_milkweed.htm

pic by td-thanks for reading tim’s weed patch today!