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Euclid Creek Blog

The curtain is drawn and I stop to notice… A chipmunk sniffs and darts across a flag stone, then climbs into the false sunflower pot as it searches for a snack. A bee takes off from the yellow flower pedals. Yonder, in the white clover speckled grass, are two morning doves. They’re joined for a moment by a house sparrow... read more

Can you tell the difference between this native sumac tree and...

As I was walking the dog along our local Rails to Trails all-purpose trail last week, I noticed the sumac were starting to fruit out. (Note: For the purposes of this article, I am not distinguishing between Smooth Sumac, Staghorn Sumac or hybrids of the two.) With its bright red, cone-shaped fruit clusters it is hard to miss... read more

National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. Thirteen years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown into... read more

Photo of pollen bloom in Durham, North Carolina.  Photo courtesy of Jeremy Gilchrist

Recently I came across a Cheddar Explains video that explained How Humans Caused Our Own Allergies. The video mainly cites the work of Thomas Leo Ogren, who when working in landscaping in the 70's discovered that his workers tended to show more symptoms of allergies under male trees. This led to a life’s long work in pollen allergy... read more

Hello Friends of Euclid Creek Members and Friends, By now you have received Ken's notice of the election results and his good-bye to all of you. He gave 12 years of great volunteer work to FOEC and we owe him, Chris Vild who volunteered for 8 years, Anna Kozlenko, and Madelon Watts a big THANK YOU for their service!... read more