Monthly Archives: February 2013

Can Spring be Far Away?

With sightings of a groundhog and kildeer, spring must be right around the corner.  Keep your eyes open for the red-wing blackbird, and turkey vultures should be back in the next few weeks.  By the calendar, it is only 3 … Continue reading

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New Blooms at Schoepfle Garden

Even before spring arrives on our doorstep, there are blooms to be found at Schoepfle Garden,  Join us Sunday February 24th at 2 pm for a garden tour checking out late winter color.  Check out the snowdrops around the magnolia … Continue reading

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Maple Sugaring Program starts Feb 23

The brief transition periods between seasons are important and busy times for wildlife.  As winter winds down and spring quickly approaches, the forest comes alive!  During warm days of late winter, trees pump sap upward to the branches to aid … Continue reading

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Welcome Home Spring!

The new display, “Welcome Home Spring!”, is  open now until May 5 at the Miller Nature Preserve Conservatory in Avon.  While it may not be spring outside yet, the flowers are blooming in the display.  This is designed by Cutting Edge Lawn … Continue reading

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The Great Backyard Bird Count has begun!

Today is the first day of the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)!  Tomorrow (Saturday 16th from 10:00-11:00am) at the Carlisle Visitor Center’s Wildlife Observation Area (WOA), we will be holding a GBBC public program during which you can help us count … Continue reading

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10 feet and still growing

The agave flower spike at the Miller Nature Preserve conservatory is still growing and is now at 10 ft., 6 in.  The buds along the side of the stalk are getting bigger as well – but no flowers yet.  Visit … Continue reading

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Presidents’ Day Programs across the Parks!

No school means time to take advantage of the programs and activities throughout the park. Attend a pioneer crafts program at Mill Hollow in the morning, meet President Lincoln in the afternoon, take part in a historic scavenger hunt and … Continue reading

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