Paradox

By Mary Beth Pottratz It is paradox time. It is sunny but chilly in the 50s. Winds gusted to 44 mph, ripping leaves from trees and shredding others. Yet the calm moments leave me toasty warm in the sunshine. I stroll to the Johanna Frerichs Garden for Wildlife.  A bridge from the Prairie Garden crosses a…

Season of Motion and Change

By Boak Wiesner This week’s happenings bring Heraclitus to mind – he of the outlook that “everything is in motion.” Monarchs are moving. Though some remain with us, most have flown off to the mountains of Mexico. Amazingly, it wasn’t until 1974 that the location of their wintering grounds was found–five years after Armstrong and…

Sights and Sounds

By Ulrike Axen The early fall weather couldn’t be better: warm temperatures, dry conditions, lots of sunshine and little wind. It is a spectacular time for a walk through one of the woodland trails, which are starting to show color. High on the Ridge Trail there are a couple of magnificent red oak trees. One…