Looking Up – Join Us for the Perseid Meteor Shower

August 4th, 2019

Bring your lawn chair or blanket, and join the Wilderness Center Astronomy Club for our annual Perseid meteor shower watch on August 10.  No special equipment is needed- just your eyes.  The Perseids are the most popular meteor shower of the year.  You should plan on staying for a while.  The number of Perseids visible […]

Blooming – July|August 2019

July 25th, 2019

As the summer continues, the plants that are blooming get taller. These plants are adapted to bloom late in the season as they grow above the thick greenery. These tall natives also make great structural plants in the home garden. As I walk through the prairie at The Wilderness Center, I look for the bees […]

The Decision to Protect

July 15th, 2019

How does The Wilderness Center choose to protect a particular property? It’s an excellent question. Many factors need to be considered in order to figure out if a property is a good match for the type of care and/or restoration we would be able to provide. Each case is a little different and we’ve actually […]

Not-So-Itsy-Bitsy Web

May 24th, 2019

Remember the “itsy bitsy spider” song? Well, there is nothing “itsy bitsy” about the new spider web climber in the Nature Playscape this summer! But this spider web isn’t just about climbing. Some children may enjoy sitting and relaxing in the web, while others may see it as a conversation area. Of course, for those […]

Summer blooms for pollinators

May 11th, 2019

The greenhouse is not as full as it was in April, but I truly believe the plants that are there can’t wait to get a home! I know this because the happy plants in my gardens are greening up and filling out. Nothing fills out a nice spot like Blue False Indigo. This plant can […]

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