Monthly Archives: September 2017

Fullness of Fall

By Greg Lecker The first fall day is full.  Full – full of plant biomass (foliage, flowers, fruits) and full of temperature. I enter the Grace Dayton Wildflower woodland seeking a bit or relief.  Clumped on a patch of wood … Continue reading

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Season Turning

By Mary Beth Pottratz Fresh rain washed away the wildfire smoke of the past few days, removing the recent dust and returning our air quality index to good. I enjoy the scent of moist earth and wet leaves. And the … Continue reading

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Brewing an Exploration

By Sydney Chandler The Arboretum’s wild side shines in the Bennett-Johnson Prairie. It has a less manicured appearance but is far from neglected. The native plant biodiversity in the prairie gives and air of ease; however, a quick read of … Continue reading

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Fall Fireworks

By Greg Lecker One can even smell the fullness of the prairie at this time of year.  It’s a combination of wet leaves and spicy flower scent – the density of the biomass with a hint of the decay to … Continue reading

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