Monthly Archives: August 2012

5th Birthday Party for Schoepfle Children’s Garden

Join us Saturday September 1st from 1 -4 pm to celebrate the 5th birthday of the Children’s Garden at Schoepfle Garden. This year we are going to the circus with animal crafts, midway games, clowns, balloons, circus snacks and of … Continue reading

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Composting for all types of yards

Learn how to create your own compost to enrich your garden and landscape with your own kitchen and yard waste at Schoepfle Garden at 9am Saturday 8/25.  From how to get started and potential problems, we will also discuss how … Continue reading

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Neat Bug!

This guy was found riding the carousel at Schoepfle Garden. He is an American carrion beetle. They feed during the day on fly larvae on dead animals and fungi, laying their eggs in the carcasses to feed as they develop.  … Continue reading

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OOPS!

The correct date of the Butterfly Catching program at Sandy Ridge Reservation is 8/23 at 11:00 am.  There is also a Butterfly Feeding program at Miller Nature Preserve on 8/25 at 10:00 am.

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Last few weeks for the Butterfly House

If you haven’t stopped by Miller Nature Preserve to see the Butterfly House, you have until Sept. 3.  Even if you have seen it before, there are new butterflies being added.  See if you can spot the Julias (below left) that … Continue reading

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Baskets and Bonsai

It was such a nice day at Miller Nature Preserve that the basket weaving class was held outside on the bonsai patio.  It is too bad they can’t weave a bonsai pot for the upcoming bonsai workshops!

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Mill Hollow BioBlast!

Recent BioBlitz days at the Vermilion River Reservation were a great success! Over 60 different species of insects, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and fish were found during a night hike, land survey and river survey. Check the Nature Web Page … Continue reading

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