Monthly Archives: July 2017

Prairie Mosaic

By Mary Beth Pottratz Puffs of cumulus clouds dot a deep blue sky. The light breeze wisps away any mosquitoes. I had waited until afternoon for plants to dry out, and even the dew point and temperature make for pleasant … Continue reading

Posted in Nature Notes | Leave a comment

Prairie Prepares to Bloom

By Greg Lecker Like many recent days, clouds are spectacular this morning.  What appear to be heavily water-laden clouds partially obscure the morning rising sun.  Rim light adds silver borders to the sky patterns. We could use some rain – … Continue reading

Posted in Nature Notes | Leave a comment

Shady Characters

By Sydney Chandler The sun is a welcome feature of summer, but on this toasty morning it necessitated shade. A short stroll through the woods to the Shade Tree Exhibit was the perfect respite. The bright blue sky fought for … Continue reading

Posted in Nature Notes | Leave a comment

The Arb’s Wild Side

By Holly Einess The morning is overcast and cool, and a hike along the Ridge Trail seems in order. Immediately I leave the crowds behind as I enter the woods just east of the Snyder Building; sadly, a few deer … Continue reading

Posted in Nature Notes | Leave a comment