To celebrate Earth Day Lori and I took a walk in the woods, armed with trash bags and a camera. We were in search of this villain, a nasty little invasive plant called garlic mustard. This one is tiny, but it can do a great deal of damage to a forest. Growing as tall as four feet, one plant can spread tens of thousands of seeds. If not controlled it can crowd out native species in a number of years.
So every spring we go out to a very special place in the woods near our home and pull garlic mustard. This is a place where there is something worth saving, like Jack-in-the-pulpit,
and the queen of the forest, large-flowered trillium.
Then there's wood anemone,
We also do it for little frogs who peep in the spring.
For everyone who works to save what matters, Happy Earth Day.