Monthly Archives: September 2012

Bromeliads in Bloom

Bromeliads are tropical plants, many of which have leaves that grow from a rosette that forms a cup where water collects.  Miller Nature Preserve has several different kinds of bromeliads – some are even flowering.  The flowers can be dramatically different.  The picture … Continue reading

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Just keep swimming…

Remember that part in the Disney movie Nemo when the blue fish said “just keep swimming”? That is pretty much what my swim coach kept saying to me yesterday and though I felt like I could not go any further…I could … Continue reading

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Flowers for Sale

The gift shop at Miller Nature Preserve has a new supply of flowering plants for purchase in the gift shop.  Stop by and check it out.

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The Gardening Enewsletter just went out and we found a mistake.  The program of Lawn Care Under Glass was listed as an incorrect date.  The correct date is Oct. 11, 9-10 am.   Join us to learn how to improve the … Continue reading

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Fall Hay Wagon Rides and Corn Maze Program Begins!

Join us at the Equestrian Center of the Carlisle Reservation Saturdays and Sundays, September 22-October 28 from noon-3pm to enjoy the colors and splendor of nature during this transitional season.   What better way to enjoy it all than with an … Continue reading

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Found at Miller Nature Preserve

The praying mantis is hard to spot when camouflaged in plants, but easy to see on the outside of the conservatory.  With keen eyesite and a head that can rotate almost 180 degrees, not much gets by this hunter.  The front legs … Continue reading

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Autumn Programs at Lakeview Park

Fall is almost here, be sure not to miss these fun programs at Lakeview!9/22 Autumn is Here 9:00-11:00AM Welcome the first day of autumn with crafts & games 9/27 Autumn Morning Hikes 9:00-10:00AM Watch the changing of the seasons every … Continue reading

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From Garden Pest to Mega Moth

Once an unwelcomed guest of the vegetable garden, an adult Carolina Sphinx is now resting the split block walls of the French Creek Nature Center.  Always wondered what could become of the Tobacco Hornworm, but never let one hang out on my tomato plants … Continue reading

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New Blooms still emerging at Schoepfle

Autumn crocus, Colchicum autumnale, are making their appearance at the garden this week.  These blooms emerge in September though the foliage had sprouted in the spring and died away by early summer.  They are not actually members of the crocus … Continue reading

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View of the Mississagi from Lakeview

Below is a picture of The Mississagi entering the Black River. This lake freighter is 620ft long and hauls 15,800 tons. Cargo include stone, aggregates, sand, coal, salt and grain trades.It is one of the many things you can see … Continue reading

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