Monthly Archives: May 2016

Watery and Wooly World

By Greg Lecker It’s been hot, wet and humid this past week – and the plant world is rejoicing.  The Arboretum and especially its native plant habitats are lush and green.  I head directly to the welcome shade of the … Continue reading

Posted in Nature Notes | Leave a comment

Spring Bloom and Birth

By Greg Lecker Upon my entry to the Arboretum I see two Canada geese parents and several goslings.  All are very wary of me – though I remain in my vehicle.  The youth mimic movements of their guardians – eating, … Continue reading

Posted in Nature Notes | Leave a comment

Mother’s Day Meanderings

By Mary Beth Pottratz It’s a beautiful 70⁰ cloudless sky, but hazy and scented with smoke from wildfires in Canada. Grey dogwood, Chokecherry and other shrubs are setting their buds. The first Virginia waterleaf of the season are in bud … Continue reading

Posted in Nature Notes | Leave a comment

Colors, Textures and Sounds of Spring

By Mary Beth Pottratz The landscape is awash in color: Green grasses, sedges and plants, treetops brushed with pale greens, shrubs and undercanopy painted magenta, pink and white, willows glowing neon green. Tulips in smooth lipstick shades bloom in large … Continue reading

Posted in Nature Notes | Leave a comment