The Other Invasive Mustard—Dame’s Rocket

Hesperis along tracks

In the world of mustards, garlic reigns supreme. Culinary tastes aside, Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard) is perhaps the most notorious invasive plant in the mustard family. It’s proclivity for infiltrating and colonizing natural areas justifies it’s top billing.

What’s In Bloom—May 13th


After the warmer temps of the past few weeks spring has fully sprung. With it, the first of the season’s wildflowers have emerged. It’s hard to believe there was snow on the ground three weeks ago, but such is life in Northwest Indiana. Here are…