The Nature of Phenology 7/31/21: Jewelweed

Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn
Host: Hazel Stark

Jewelweed shimmers like the finest polished silver but flags in the water’s dark current like the softest silk. What is this thing that is both a jewel and a weed? What kind of mad trickery is this?

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Hazel Stark lives in Gouldsboro, is Co-Founder and Naturalist Educator at Maine Outdoor School, L3C, and is a Registered Maine Guide. She loves taking a closer look at nature through the lens of her camera, napping in beds of moss, and taking hikes to high points to see what being tall is all about. She has an MS in Resource Management and Conservation and is a lifelong Maine outdoorswoman. Hazel can be reached by emailing [email protected]