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Sundews – Botanical Flypaper | Our Mississippi Home

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ourmshome.com – Mark W. LaSalle, Ph.D. – 2024-03-30 07:57:47

SUMMARY: Sundews are fascinating carnivorous plants that capture insects using sticky glands on their leaves, which glisten in the sun – hence their name. The sticky substance, combined with nectar, attracts and traps prey, leading to digestion through a slow chemical reaction that curls the leaves around the victim. is home to at least four species of sundews, found in wet pine forests, savannas, and near ponds and bogs. These include the Pink Sundew, Dwarf Sundew, Spoonleaf Sundew, and Threadleaf Sundew, each with distinct features and habitats. Alongside sundews, Butterworts also trap insects with a sticky substance on their leaves. It's suggested that these botanical traps may have inspired human-made flypaper.

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A Morning With the Garden Guru in Lucedale Set for May 4

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ourmshome.com – Nancy Jo Maples – 2024-04-16 15:19:22

SUMMARY: The Garden Guru, Felder Rushing, will be hosting an titled “A Morning with the Garden Guru” on May 4, in Lucedale from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Warehouse venue. Rushing, known for his appearances on National Public Radio, HGTV, and his numerous gardening books and columns, will share his expertise at the Lucedale Ivy League Garden Club's biennial fundraiser. Tickets are $20, available at Century Insurance or online at eventbrite.com. An eminent figure in horticulture, Rushing has contributed to 33 gardening books and is recognized for his significant impact on Southern gardening, blending his love for hands-on gardening with a wealth of academic and practical experience.

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FestivalSouth® Returns, Featuring Southern Miss Performers

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ourmshome.com of Southern Mississippi – 2024-04-16 13:44:04

SUMMARY: FestivalSouth®, returning to Hattiesburg from May 28 to June 22, 2024, offers over 50 spanning art, music, theatre, and dance, featuring talents from the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and beyond. Events are primarily on weekends, with -friendly activities earlier in the . The showcases renowned productions like “Jersey ” and collaborations with Ballet Mississippi and Ballet in “Crowning Glory – A Night at the Ballet.” Other highlights include “The Mahler Experience,” and performances by indie-pop band MisterWives. The festival also emphasizes community participation and education through Artie Events for Families and art exhibits curated by Andrea Kostyal. FestivalSouth underscores Hattiesburg's cultural vibrancy and economic growth, supported by numerous local sponsors and aimed at broadening art appreciation. For details, visit FestivalSouth.org.

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Ray Ray’s: Mississippi’s Hometown Restaurant

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ourmshome.com – Joy Lucius – 2024-04-15 16:47:03

SUMMARY: Growing up in Mississippi, dining at local establishments was the norm for the author's , with trips to larger towns providing rare chances to eat at national chains, which as a child, the author found fascinating. However, with age, the author developed a preference for locally owned restaurants, emphasizing the importance of supporting them through a family rule to only eat at non-chain establishments while traveling. This practice led to unique culinary experiences and instilled a similar appreciation in the author's . Highlighting Ray Ray's, a favorite local restaurant in Blue Springs, the author praises its diverse menu, fresh food, and friendly staff who make dining there feel like a community gathering. The piece reflects on the value of local dining experiences in creating memories and fostering community connections.

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