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THIS WEEK AT BEAR CREEK: Native Wildflowers With Wet Feet - Plus Tiny Birds and Froggy Goes a-Courtin'

Well, High Summer in spades, eh?  Ninety degrees!  In the hot sun, buds are bursting all around Bear Creek, especially on plants that have made the township home for  millennia – our native wildflowers. 1,837 more words

This Week At Bear Creek

Cardinal Sin

I held the bloom to my breast, anticipating the strong vibrant energy that one gets with a bright red-headed wildflower. I took care to protect her delicate petals, yet the blossom wilted. 12 more words


The real meaning of prairie

In 1973 our high school biology Robert Horlock put the word out to students that he would like to have help on a visionary project to re-establish a prairie at the Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. 1,184 more words


Anticipating Spring: Snowmelt and Flooding

It’s not that there was so much more snow than normal this year, but the unrelenting cold through January and February meant there was no mid-winter thaw, so a whole winter’s worth of snow is now melting. 345 more words

Native Plants

Thirsty Thursday

Wouldn’t be summer if this old squirrel didn’t show off the most striking flower around our natural ponds, and backyard ponds.

Here in the east, that’s Cardinal Flower, … 51 more words

Backyard Habitat

Mail: Benign and Hostile

Clump #228:  Send off clump of mail and clear, right away, incoming mail; day 24 of the 30-day challenge.

First, a moment of awe, please, for the Cardinal flower I spied today. 358 more words

Kayaking and Paddleboarding on the Chattahoochee River

This past Saturday (Aug. 30), my partner and I met up with a friend for some informal kayaking lessons and a guided tour of one of the gentle, flatwater sections of the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area.  266 more words