Greetings From Marshview, Again

Snapping turtle comes out each spring to lay eggs

Since I have not posted here in quite some time, let me reintroduce my 2.5-acre garden, Marshview, which is located in southeast Michigan, garden zone 6A. The nearest big city is Detroit, which is about 40 miles away. I am sure many people think of Michigan, and especially the Detroit area, as industrial. The people […]

A Study In Cattails

Cattails in September

When I think of wetlands, the image that first comes to mind is cattails (Typha angustifolia). Our home and property, which I named Marshview, is surrounded on three sides by wetlands. A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water and is a distinct ecosystem. Our wetlands do not support fish since they […]


Egrets are spring visitors to Marshview

When Carole asked me if I wanted to write a monthly post for Beautiful Wildlife Gardens, I immediately said yes. I am a reader of this blog and Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens and I am honored to be able to post here. So now it is time to write about beautiful wildlife gardens. They […]

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