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White wild indigo

White wild indigo

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Curtis Prairie

“What is so rare as a day in June?”, asked the poet James Russell Lowell. “Then, if ever, come perfect days.” We had one like that on Sunday. Our hike …

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Greene Prairie

The weather this afternoon was almost tropical, 91 degrees, sunny and steamy. However, the south wind and no mosquitoes or ticks made it bearable for eight visitors, six of them regulars. …

Wild geranium in Gallistel Woods

Late Woodland Wildflowers

It is amazing what a difference two weeks can make in the Wisconsin springtime. Just a couple of weeks ago, we observed a variety of blooming ephemeral flowers in Gallistel …

Wood-betony

Spring Wildflowers on the Grady Tract

The theme of our Sunday tour was spring wildflowers, our destination the Grady Tract. Eighteen of us found ten different kinds of flowers in bloom while enjoying the dreamy sunny 60-degree …

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