Naturalists’ Notes

Pussy willow catkins, Longenecker Horticultural Gardens shrub trials

Pussy willow catkins, Longenecker Horticultural Gardens shrub trials

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Looking for the Green

The March 12 tour (which took place five days before St. Patrick’s Day and seven days before the Spring Equinox) had the theme of “Looking for the Green.” My interpretation …

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Rattlesnake-master sprouting after a prescribed fire.

Transitions

Webster’s Dictionary defines “transition” as a passage from one state to another, from one stage to another, or from one place to another. A second definition is a development or …

Skunk cabbage in Wingra Woods

Walking in Leopold’s Footsteps

In honor of Leopold Weekend we began our tour with one of my favorite Aldo Leopold quotes, from A Sand County Almanac: “There are some who can live without wild …

Skunk cabbage in Wingra Woods

The End of Winter

Lichen on tree trunks may not be a sign of winter turning to spring, but they are more noticeable at this time of year. Some lilacs and yellowwood trees were …

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