Monthly Archives: August 2011

Late-Summer Wanderings

By Ulrike Axen It is late summer, and as I start walking through the forest of sugar maples at the Arboretum, I decide to look for signs that the season is about to change. As yet, however, the forest remains … Continue reading

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The Prairie In Bloom

By Mary Beth Pottratz Stepping into the Prairie Garden, I am surrounded by walls of grasses and flowers that reach up to a patchwork sky of deep blue and cotton-ball clouds. This convenient garden is level with the parking lot … Continue reading

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Nature Notes

By Mary Beth Pottratz Intense reds, oranges and yellows are exploding in the annual gardens right now, despite the heat. I had planned to walk through the prairie, but stopped in my tracks at the spicy-sweet scent of wildflowers basking … Continue reading

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