Monthly Archives: May 2013

Sumer is Icumen In

By Boak Wiesner Summer is supposed to “start” tomorrow, that is, it is Memorial Day. So, who gets to say when a season gets to start anyway? The tourism bureau? Astronomers consider the movement of the Earth around the Sun, … Continue reading

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Inside a Kaleidoscope

By Greg Lecker Inside a Kaleidoscope – this is apt description of the current eruption of color at the Arboretum.  Multi-colored tulips, daffodils, magnolias, redbud, PJM Rhododendron, forsythia, crabapples, and, yes, wildflowers too!  Not in recent memory has the blooming … Continue reading

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Spreeeiiing-time!

By Greg Lecker The whistling calls of Black-capped Chickadees delight.  Spreeeiiing-time, indeed.  Right on schedule, warblers are passing through, flittering in the tree tops.  This Friday afternoon, sixty-something degree sunshine has never felt warmer than it does following a windy … Continue reading

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Twilight Time

By Boak Wiesner I found myself at the Arboretum at a completely different time of day than is typical for me on Tuesday – the evening. So I wondered if I’d have time to go explore before twilight set in. … Continue reading

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Moving On

By Richard DeVries The snow in April saved our Maple Syrup season. It brought some extra moisture and slowed down the spring warm-up. We ended up with 111 gallons of Arboretum made Pure Maple Syrup. It is the second best … Continue reading

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