Monthly Archives: December 2017

Nature’s Decorations

By Greg Lecker Two grey squirrels frolic – chasing one another through the Japanese garden as I move into the woods near home demonstration garden.  In the dim morning light, American cranberrybush berries brighten a thicket of twigs seen against … Continue reading

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Splashes of Color on the Wood Duck Trail

By Holly Einess A quick look at the Arboretum’s visitor brochure shows a number of trails I have yet to explore. The Wood Duck Trail, easily accessed just outside Oswald Visitor Center, invites me in. Criss-crossed vintage snowshoes hang on … Continue reading

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Signs of Winter

By Mary Beth Pottratz Heavy winter clouds lighten gradually, first a stripe of blue in the distance, then a cotton-ball studded sky, giving way to pale blue and sunshine. With temperatures hovering around 30, an outdoor stroll is a welcome … Continue reading

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Adding Laughter to the Soundscape

By Sydney Chandler At first, the landscape of fallen leaves is silent. Within a moment, patches of the forest floor begin to come alive. A patch of leaves rustles and twitches mysteriously. A sudden burst of movement, and a gray … Continue reading

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