Month: December 2012

Chester Bowl in Winter

Chester Creek, Duluth, MN Chester Creek, Duluth, MN After the great flood of 2012, the pond in front of the chalet, the shores of which had reached nearly to the ski lift, filled with a substantial amount of sediment and boulders. Raccoon & dog tracks Tanacetum vulgare, common tansy, in winter (identification questionable..?) Quercus rubra, …

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Prairie Silhouette

A 4:23PM sunset really sneaks up on you. You’re enjoying the golden brown prairie hues and suddenly it’s nearly pitch black. The middle photo above is a naturalized stormwater detention basin burned this fall. The following prairie plant silhouettes are from Blackberry Trail Forest Preserve in Kendall County, IL. Silphium perfoliatum (cup plant) Sorghastrum nutans …

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Split Trunk Home

I saw some bits of fur inside of the split trunk of a mulberry tree. I poked those bits of fur. A possum came out! Ahhhhhh!