Jun. 6, 2018


Until now, the Michigan invasion of dog-strangling vine has been following freeways.  This week it came to Ives Preserve.  One can picture a seed blowing into a nook or cranny of a vehicle, or even a person, at another spot.  Then riding here, ultimately taking root near a utility shed in the Preserve.  It was then dug up, roots and all, and showed up in a bucket in my garage.  Not to worry, Winston.  There will be no strangling.  It is now mulch, since it had not yet produced seeds.  Except for a specimen headed to the University of Michigan Herbarium, where it will record the Lenawee County arrival in perpetuity.