Ipswich Middle Schoolers Get a Lesson in Ecology

Ipswich Middle Schoolers Get a Lesson in Ecology

The other week, Kate Kennen of Offshoots along with Joanne and Kylie from Studio MNLA ran an ‘Ipswich Green Team’ session for 6th through 8th graders at our New England Biolabs Childcare Facility Project. Students learned the importance of wetlands, native...
Offshoots and Partners Win Malden River Works Project!

Offshoots and Partners Win Malden River Works Project!

Hot off the DRAFT-Board! Offshoots is excited to announce we will be acting as horticultural and phytoremediation consultants for the design and construction of The City of Malden’s first public riverfront park! The project – led by Landing Studio and Horsley...
Milkweed attracts and kills Spotted Lanternfly!

Milkweed attracts and kills Spotted Lanternfly!

Spotted Lanternfly is attracted to milkweed (Asclepias sp.) for it’s thick, sweet sap, but has not co-evolved with the plant like the endangered Monarch butterfly and so falls victim to its toxins. Read the full article from North Creek Nurseries...
Spotted Lanternfly Detections in MA

Spotted Lanternfly Detections in MA

Keep an eye out for invasive Spotted Lanternfly (SLF)! Two dead specimens were found in Milford and Norwood, MA, and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) was notified that nursery stock bearing spotted lanternfly adults and eggs may have been...