Month: September 2015

A Day in the Life…Part 39

A walk through the woods at this time of years reveals dappled sunlight and splashes of crimson red.The bright red berries are those of Spicebush (Lindera benzoin). Spicebush is a common native understory shrub and this was a very good year for blossoms in…

A Day in the Life…Part 38

This week we began having school groups again, so most of our time was spend in preparation for providing those educational programs. We have schools scheduling through October 28, so needless to say that will consume much of our time and energy! The kids…

A Day in the Life…Part 37

It’s the end of the second week in September and the fall colors are showing themselves. ¬†Above Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) is one of the very first plants to change color each year. This five-leaved climbing vine is easily seen on the trunks of…

A Day in the life… Part 36

Here’s to another caterpillar filled week! Earlier this week Kathryn and I hiked up to the meadow on another part of the preserve and collected Monarch Caterpillars to raise. 25ish caterpillars later, I again have my hands full with plenty of munching mouths to…