By Terry Kovarik
Some waterfront land saved by the Door County Land Trust could be the key to survival for the Pitcher’s Thistle, also known as the Dune Thistle. The ship canal preserve is allowing the Pitcher’s Thistle to thrive. That’s because the site is free from invasive plants and insects. Kayri Havens, with the Chicago Botanical Garden, says the Land Trust property could help the species survive and thrive throughout the Great Lakes and that would be beneficial for fruit growers and gardeners.
Havens spoke at the Door County Land Trust’s 20th Annual Gathering of Friends this past weekend.