Monthly Archives: May 2012

Flooding a Wetland

By Mary Beth Pottratz An Eastern kingbird calls “tswee tswee” in quick, high repeated whistles at the entrance to wetland at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Just inside the fence, a sign declares, “Spring Peeper Meadow – A Wetland Restoration Experiment.” … Continue reading

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Life and Death in the Garden

By Greg Lecker Red and purple tulips at the entry drive make me question my calendar – is this April or the latter half of May?  How wonderful that late-blooming cultivars and staggered plantings extend springtime!  Today’s 82 oF weather … Continue reading

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Leaving the Nest

“Leaving the Nest” By Boak Wiesner May is the time of fecundity around these parts. (Metaphorically, a “Sea of Fecundity” came to mind but it was inapt as, of course, the Mare Fecunditatis is a lava flow on the southeast … Continue reading

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Natural Wonders

By Mary Beth Pottratz Rain-fresh air carries wisps of a scent too light to identify. The deluge of water from recent storms and rains fills the ponds and bogs and overflows into low areas. Barn swallows dip and play over … Continue reading

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