Monthly Archives: September 2014

Inescapable Colors

By Boak Wiesner “Blazing in gold and quenching in purple” certainly described well the edges of the Ordway Prairie. Goldenrod, Sunflowers, and at least two shades of purple of New England Asters greeted me on maybe the last hot day … Continue reading

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Take a Second Look!

By Greg Lecker I hope readers took note of Saturday evening’s sky show. Following the wind and brief rain, skies gradually brightened west to east. Low light raked across the landscape, illuminating trees and plains against a warm gray overcast … Continue reading

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Late Summer Lollygagging

By Mary Beth Pottratz Twenty-seven species of mushrooms have been identified at the Arb, according to the Nature Notes whiteboard in the visitor center lobby. That’s a lot of fungi! And the list includes interesting ones like the gooey white … Continue reading

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A Jewel of a Day

By Boak Wiesner It’s hard for me grasp that there may be frost later this very week on such a warm and sunny day. School’s back in session and, since I’m a Gopher myself (’83), I wander the prairie parcels … Continue reading

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So Much Yellow!

By Greg Lecker So much yellow! That is my recent observation while travelling around the Arboretum’s natural areas and even when studying the 2014 planting color palette (and orange too!) Prairie and savannah areas are awash with the many native … Continue reading

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