Monthly Archives: May 2015

Turning Over a New Leaf

By Boak Wiesner Once again, I find myself at the edge of the forest, with the recently burned and now sprouting abundant life area of the Bennett-Johnson Prairie just to the south of me. One nice thing about an edge … Continue reading

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On Edge

By Boak Wiesner I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: things change fast ‘round these part! Why just Saturday, the cool shade of the forest was a welcome relief from the heat of the day, and now today … Continue reading

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Spring Carries On

 By Mary Beth Pottratz Red-winged blackbirds call from the wetland as I enter Alkire Drive. Wide swaths of may apples raise their umbrella-like leaves in a layer a foot above ground. Hiding beneath this canopy are cream-colored buds and even … Continue reading

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White in the Forest

By Boak Wiesner How rapidly things in nature change over the course of Spring around here! I was at the Arb the day after our final snow squall and now look! Flowers are out in such abundance I am forced … Continue reading

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