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New stewards, 2022: Polly, Nancy, David, Ann, Mei Lin, and Jeff

On the Trails: New Stewards and Curtis Prairie Boardwalk

The summer is always a busy season for the ranger unit. It is a time for assistant ranger and volunteer steward trainings, high visitation, trail maintenance, and special projects.


New England asters (Photo: Susan Carpenter)

Gardening with Native Plants: The Latest Asters

September brings the end of the flowering season as fall arrives in native plant gardens. A few flowers may linger into October, but this month is a good time to…

Lilacs blooming

The Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Lilac Collection

The Longenecker Horticultural Gardens lilac collection dates to the Gardens’ inception in 1935 and remains one of the largest collections in North America. While numerous specimens date back to the…