Wild Traditions

Wild Traditions

Native Plants: A Wise Addition to Your Garden

Native plants, like the blanket flower, attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other vital species. |ECOSUPERIOR

I’ll be the first to admit that I used to think plants from around my region weren’t very exciting—maybe even a little boring or aptly commonplace. I asked myself, why would I plant spindly stalks of yarrow or clusters of goldenrod in my yard when they can be found so easily along ditches and

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Smelt: Small Fish, Big Meaning

Author Julia Prinselaar smelt netting. | JUAN BAZTARRICA

One of my earliest smelt fishing memories was as a kid, sipping hot chocolate on the banks of the Current River under a night sky.

It was early spring: the snow was retreating, it was after midnight, and crowds of people wearing flashlights and hip waders dipped their nets into

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