Month: April 2015

A Day in the Life….Part 17

As lateness of this post will attest, it’s been a very busy week here at the Wahkeena. Lots of visitors, programs and groups coming to see all that Wahkeena has to offer. We are entering a very colorful period as the Redbuds are now…

In Memorium

It is with deep sadden that we at Wahkeena Nature Preserve acknowledge the passing of a truly GREAT naturalist and FRIEND, Dennis Profant. Dennis was an instructor at Hocking College in the School of Natural Resources. 1956 – 2015 I echo the sentiments that…

A Day in the Life…Part16

Well, here we are at the end of the third week is April and things are really stating to happen now. The first tree has leaved out. Pictured above, the Yellow Buckeye (Aesculus octandra) is the first of our native trees to reveal their…

A Day in the Life….Part 15

And so the skies split open and the rains poured from the heavens and not even the dams of the beaver could contain them. And back in the woods along the trail, the small stream was flowing rapidly, zigzagging its way over the sandstone…

A day in the Life…Part 14

¬†As the saying goes….April showers, bring May flowers….but first they bring April flowers, like the ones below. The Daffodils, also appropriately known as Easter Lilies, are ¬†beginning to bloom and will be reaching peak blooming over the next couple of weeks. Glory-of-the-snow (Chionodoxa luciliae)…