This year has been an amazing “mast” year. Mast is a term biologists give to hard nuts and fleshy fruits that are produced in differing abundance from year to year. Here are two photos of a lone walnut that sits just outside of the big prairie as it drops its leaves and nuts in preparation […]
Each year at this time, talk turns to the signs of spring. Mostly our chatter is tinged with impatience, and rightly so. We are tired of winter and ready for the weather to turn to warmer thoughts and longer days. But let’s put things into a bit of historical perspective; short term historical perspective. Below […]
The Viburnums and the Vacciniums are putting on a show at Bernheim at the moment. The Chinese snowball vaccinium pictured below can be found on the Two Ponds Loop trail and the doublefile viburnum can be viewed near the crosswalk from Holly Pond over to Mac’s Lake. Both are worth taking a moment to enjoy.