Monthly Archives: August 2017

Gold in the Spring Peeper Meadow

By Holly Einess At the eastern edge of the Arboretum is the Spring Peeper Meadow, so-named for the little frogs that once inhabited this area. Efforts have been under way since 1997 to restore the meadow, long drained and used … Continue reading

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Nature of Light

Purple coneflowers are in radiant glory curbside near the visitor building, flanked by lavender blooms of catmint alive with bees. Oil Painting Inside, I check the Nature Notes board for updates. Sunlight spilling from a large oil painting in the … Continue reading

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Dancing Grasses

By Sydney Chandler Most people don’t likely jump at the suggestion to explore a garden of grass. But visitors to the Oriental Grasses have the special opportunity to meet a variety of quirky characters. The garden has a pulse, and … Continue reading

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Prairie: Garden of the Senses!

By Greg Lecker Exploring an August Prairie is an experience for all the senses.  Sounds abound – birds, but mostly cicadas.  Cicadas can be surprisingly loud, especially at close range.  Their calling is temperature dependent – signifying temperatures in the … Continue reading

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