Monthly Archives: June 2016

Sultry Morning in the Forest

By Boak Wiesner Escaping the heat of an early summer morning, I slip into the deep woods of the Wildflower Garden. The dense foliage lets through only a little light which dapples the forest floor. The sun peeps through the … Continue reading

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Hot and Tall; Long Summer Days!

By Greg Lecker The hot and wet weather has driven the growing heights and biomass of plants.  Reaching Grace Dayton Wildflower Garden, I head directly to the showy lady’s slippers – and I sadly discover that their pink and white … Continue reading

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Springing into Summer

By Mary Beth Pottratz As I enter the Arboretum, an Eyed Click Beetle flew right into our car. The two-inch long black beetle with white mottling has two huge white rings around a pair of black spots. This gives the … Continue reading

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A Sunny Morning’s Quick Jaunt

By Boak Wiesner Abundant wildflowers greet me eye as I head out onto the prairie. The deep purple of some Long-bracted Spiderwort punctuates the greenness. A small fly crawling amongst the stamens reminds me of the fecundity of the season … Continue reading

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