Category Archives: Oak opening

Franklin Savanna, Another Case Study in Ecosystem Collapse

It was an old oak pasture that taught me about the great abundance of nature. We climbed those trees, or rather, when we crawled under the fence into Mr. Erickson’s pasture, walked right up onto their great, open-grown limbs. My … Continue reading

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Enter Prairie

Where I walked today Lingering hazel catkins Waiting to open      

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False Foxgloves

The time when days start to become noticeably shorter, the nights more crisp, and the colors on the landscape more rich-late August into September-is one of my favorite times of the year. Several species of false-foxgloves blooming on prairies and … Continue reading

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