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Spring wild flowers will be blooming soon

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Flowers abound at Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

Last week we made our second trip over to Nerstrand Big Woods State Park this spring. Nerstrand is a White Trout Lilly heaven. The woods are carpeted with Trout Lilies. 200 more words


Woodland wildflowers

After a harsh winter, the ground is taking its time to thaw, and spring is moving along slowly here in the upper Midwest.  Wildflowers are few and far between in the backyard, except in fenced locations like the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis where deer are excluded.   496 more words


Spring at Last

by Carl Strang

My own idiosyncratic reckoning gives us 6 seasons in the Chicago area: spring, summer, fall, early winter, mid-winter and late winter. Subjectively, at least, winter seems to take up half the year, and that was truer this year than most. 131 more words