Appealing because of its hardy nature, red berries, and resistance to deer, Japanese barberry is classified as an invasive species, because it spreads into nearby natural areas. But barberry also is host to Lyme-disease-carrying blacklegged ticks, which takes this invasive plant issue beyond just an ecological matter and into the realm of public health. Photo courtesy of the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network (ISN).
Over Memorial Day Weekend, Joelle Louisignau-Dunne and Toby Dunne will kick off the summer season at Stormcloud Brewing Company’s taproom facility with their Muy Loco Tacos, a little red food truck serving street tacos, street quesadillas, and nachos. Photo courtesy of the Dunne family.