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Unusual Fall Color

Swamp Loosestrife, (Decodon verticillatus) Fall color can turn up in unexpected places. Walking around one of the ponds at the PGT tonight I noticed that the color of the Swamp Loosestrife was almost fluorescent. The magenta on the seed pods … Continue reading

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Wooly Lip Fern

Wooly Lip Fern, (Cheilanthes lanosa) I found this patch of ferns in a most unlikely spot yesterday. It was growing under a cedar tree on the sunny south facing slope of the Savanna Bluff Overlook. I think of ferns growing … Continue reading

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Shocking Prairie Color

Big Bluestem, (Andropogon gerardii) There are colors in a prairie that you might notice with a quick glance. Here is a shot I just took of one of our most common grasses, big bluestem. The color is strait from the … Continue reading

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Royal Catchfly

Royal Catchfly, (Silene regia) Royal Catchfly is a very showy small prairie flower flower that is blooming now. You can find it in the prairie just south of the PGT visitor center.

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Halloween Pennant Dragonfly – 2

Halloween Pennant, (Celithemis eponina) I photographed another Halloween Pennant that I thought looked even better than the one I showed earlier. It is perched on top of a prairie blazing star flower next to Beaver Lake.

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Philadelphia Skyline

View from my hotel in Philadelphia at 4:15 AM yesterday morning Lorna and I spent most of last week in Philadelphia at a conference on how to run public gardens. It was put on by the American Public Garden Association … Continue reading

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Wildflower Magazine Article about the PGT

Wildflower Magazine has an article about the PGT by Lorna called “Building Trust”. It can be found on page 32 of their summer 2011 issue. Wildflower Magazine is the magazine of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University … Continue reading

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Sedges

Unknown Sedge Many of the plants that you think are grasses are actually sedges. You can see them along most of the trails at the PGT. Some of them are very attractive. It is hard to tell grasses, sedges and … Continue reading

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Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager, (Piranga rubra) Male Summer Tanagers are normally red all over. The young males, like the one above, are blotched red and yellow. Females are all yellowish below. Summer Tanagers are common at the PGT during spring and summer.

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Merv Wallace inspects Seedlings

Merv Wallace inspects Seedlings Yesterday Merv Wallace toured the areas we seeded last winter at the PGT. The seedlings are so tiny that the only way to see them is to get down on your hands and knees. The good … Continue reading

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