Monthly Archives: January 2017

Peeper Meadow in Winter

By Mary Beth Pottratz Sunlight filters lightly through wispy clouds and warms me. At 23⁰ with just a light breeze, I feel like sunbathing for a few minutes before I head into the Spring Peeper Meadow. The wetland is dusted … Continue reading

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Thinking About Cold on a Warm Day

By Boak Wiesner Even though I’ve been traipsing around the Arboretum pretty often over the last five years, am I nevertheless impressed with the landscape of the place; its rolling, steep, abrupt hills and valleys always present some new view … Continue reading

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A Brief and Cold Exploration

By Greg Lecker The clearing skies this morning fool me into under-dressing. And, most odd, the air temperature seems to have fallen somewhat even as the sun has risen.  Air temperature is not increased by the sunlight striking it. For … Continue reading

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Seedheads and Snowflakes

By Mary Beth Pottratz Waiting for today’s chill to subside, I watch the sunlight grow dim through wisps of clouds. At a balmy 14⁰, I head to the Arb. I stop in my tracks as I approach the entrance. Small … Continue reading

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Winter Doings

By Boak Wiesner Now that the Solstice is past, days will lengthen, yes, but, oh! will it take a long time. Even so, animals at the Arb are still active, though I see only a squirrel trotting through the forest. … Continue reading

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