Monthly Archives: July 2016

Wild Animals

By Mary Beth Pottratz The sky is deep blue with just a few wispy clouds. Today’s 84⁰ and a brisk breeze has dried up much of last week’s humidity. Black-capped chickadees and crows call from the woodland trees, and a … Continue reading

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Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow

By Boak Wiesner A cluster of baby Bur Oaks stops me in my tracks as well as pulls me out of my morning’s reverie – what will these young trees see in their lifetime, I wonder? Though they will not … Continue reading

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Join the Insects in Checking Out the Arboretum

By Greg Lecker Insects abound at the Arboretum – and just the Big Bugs sculptures!  Upon entering the woodland, I notice that the spring blooming woodland poppy has managed a second wave of yellow flowers.  White blooms dancing and towering … Continue reading

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Summer Bounty

By Mary Beth Pottratz Prairie roses shine pink, rose and white against the meadow green. Dwarf bush honeysuckle’s tiny explosion of yellow flowers have stamen shaped like enoki mushrooms. A light breeze foils the mosquitoes and cools me from 80 … Continue reading

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