Monthly Archives: February 2016

Mid-Winter Thaw

By Mary Beth Pottratz The Nature Notes sign in the Visitor Center says that the first hornedlarks have arrived. I listen to their calls on the Merlin Bird ID app on my phone to be sure I could recognize them! … Continue reading

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Hunkering Down

By Greg Lecker Just after I arrive a fellow bird alerted me to a large red-tailed hawk in the oak trees above the Frog Hollow and the Maple Syrup House. It is fairly easy to spot its large form and … Continue reading

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Early Signs of Spring

By Mary Beth Pottratz The sun shines so dimly that it casts no shadow.Tree tops are frosted white from fog at the entrance to the Arboretum. Several Downy woodpeckers flit up tree branches and peck for their breakfast. Chickadees make … Continue reading

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January Thaw

By Boak Wiesner What a weekend! Shirtsleeve weather almost as warm air from the South is delivered to us via the leading edge of a low pressure system. I recall that just two years ago this past week the Governor … Continue reading

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