Author Archives: Vivia
Bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora) Prairie Shooting star in the prairie (Dodecatheon meadia) Full pond Horsechestnut Fremont’s leather flower (Clematis fremontii) Bird’s foot violet (Viola pedata pedata) Indian paintbrush (Castilleja coccinea) Hoary puccoon (Lithospermum canascens) Bird’s foot violet) Viola pedata lineariloba Rue … Continue reading
On a mid-day walk on this 80-degree day I saw that the martins handily survived our cold spell last week and are busy building nests and catching insects. Turtles were sunning A very handsome snowy egret was wading and hunting … Continue reading
Hear a tree frog this morning- it’s 30 degrees outside! He must be singing to keep from freezing.
I noticed the purple martins are back and have set up housekeeping in their houses in Forest Park. I worry about the freeze this weekend- in the 20s tonight and tomorrow, and lows in the 30s next week. I hope … Continue reading
We went to the arboretum to get a sense of what’s going on this slow spring. This morning it was sunny for awhile, then it got cold and cloudy, and now there is freezing rain. Friends are anxious for a … Continue reading