My Eco-Hobby: Battling the Dastardly Garlic Mustard (for Sierra magazine)

I do my best to be a tree hugger and guardian of my local galaxy of plants, trees, and water. My home in Virginia backs up to a narrow swath of public woodland and a creek. You can frequently find me outside pulling out invasive species (garlic mustard, English ivy, porcelain berry, etc.) that threaten our trees or crowd out native flowers and shrubs. And it’s ALWAYS more fun to do any task with a crowd.

I’m thrilled that Sierra Magazine’s online arm published my reported essay about our yearly efforts to make our local woods more welcoming for native plants that will attract and sustain birds, bees, and butterflies.

How can you do your part to support the flora and fauna in your neck of the woods?