Monthly Archives: September 2014

Starfish Cactus Blooming

The starfish cactus buds have begun to open.  They are large, unusual flowers that attract flies, so smell good to flies, but not to us.  There are more buds to open so you should have a chance to stop by … Continue reading

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Bicentennial

One of our communities is celebrating a Bicentennial this year.  Can you tell which one the plants spell out?  The display at Miller Nature Preserve is celebrating this event by historic pictures and trivia of the area.   The Conservatory is open … Continue reading

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Fall Beauty in the Garden

Schoepfle still has plenty of color with cannas, autumn crocus, sedum, roses and more. There is some color in the dogwoods as well as a few maples. Trams run through the month of October Thursday mornings 10am -1 pm and … Continue reading

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GHOULS NEEDED THIS WEEKEND – COME HAUNT WITH US!

Get your GHOUL on at the 2014 HALLOWEEN FAIR: Friday & Saturday, October 31 & November 1, 6:30-10 pm at Carlisle Visitor Center! Join us during the final weekend and volunteer your support as a COSTUMED GHOUL at a variety … Continue reading

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Starfish in the Desert!

This starfish cactus is getting ready to bloom in the arid room at the Miller Nature Preserve. The plant doesn’t look much like a starfish now – but wait until it blooms.  These blooms have another trick that is not quite … Continue reading

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Raptors 101

Teachers, what better way to start off the school year than to surprise your students with the special opportunity, for them as a class, to adopt one of our raptors! Participating in our Adopt-A-Raptor program is a fun & engaging … Continue reading

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Enjoy Fall With Us!

As summer winds down and you begin creating your ‘Fun Fall Activities To Do’ list, be sure to add our Horse-drawn Fall Hay Wagon Rides and Corn Maze to it, both of which begin this weekend! Take along our “new … Continue reading

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“OH IO!”

While on our recent “OH IO! Hike” here at Carlisle Reservation, we saw the State Tree (buckeye; pictured LEFT), Native Fruit (pawpaw), Bird (cardinal), and Frog (bullfrog)!  We also found tracks left behind by our State Mammal(white-tailed deer). Do you know … Continue reading

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Papaya Fruit

The Papaya tree at the Conservatory at Miller Nature Preserve has bloomed and produced a fruit.  The fruit can grow to between 6 and 17 inches long and is ripe when the skin has become amber to orange in color. The … Continue reading

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September Color at Schoepfle Garden

Lots of current and new color at the garden as we roll into September. Cannas are blooming nicely, if you have them at home deadhead old flower stalks to encourage new blooms. Also in the border are asters, Joe Pye … Continue reading

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