Monthly Archives: June 2015

Above and Below

By Greg Lecker Even after the rain overnight, bolts of lightning accentuate the murky clouds. I arrive at the edge of Spring Peeper Meadow just after sunrise. From behind swirling clouds, a brightening cerulean sky emerges and I realize that … Continue reading

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Bud, Flower, Fruit

By Mary Beth Pottratz Balmy 80⁰, light wind, and very low humidity make for a wonderful day to walk the Arboretum. Dragonflies and damselflies dart in all directions. I follow them past banks of white five-petaled Canada anemone that glow … Continue reading

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Old Friends on the Prairie

By Boak Wiesner The first truly smothering of heat of the summer finds me out on the prairie, and since it’s my intention to move slowly, the blossoms of many wildflowers attract my attention. Last time I was here, I … Continue reading

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Out with Spring, in with Summer

By Greg Lecker Remarkable changes have taken place since my last visit. Abundant spring and early summer rains have brought so much growth to a woodland that had previously showed just hints of green. Marking the entry to the Grace … Continue reading

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Square Foot Garden

By Vidya Venkateswaran, Public Relations Volunteer Growing your own fruits and vegetables can be a great way to grow your own food and learn something new and fun. One of the easiest and effective ways to plant your own vegetable … Continue reading

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Fullness of Spring

By Mary Beth Pottratz Wild columbine blooms in huge patches, starting at the entrance to the Arboretum and continuing throughout any wooded spaces. Sunny, breezy and cool make for a great hike! The woodland birds are giving a concert: common … Continue reading

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