Hi folks-The picture says it all, eh? The Rhododendron maximus flowers are all gone for this season. As it was, they started a bit early this year-a week or so sooner than was expected. Perhaps that will become the norm (the bloom was early last year too). Or not. The future is often hard to […]
Hi folks-As you can see from some of the pictures I took on Thursday, July 16, most, but not all of the blooms at the grove are spent. There are a few fresh enough that they should still be around by this weekend, especially if the weather stays cool enough. Nevertheless, it is July with […]
Hi folks-Well, it seems as though this coming weekend-Saturday July 11 and Sunday July 12-may be the weekend when most blooms can be seen all at once. As one can see from the pictures below (all taken on Thursday, July 9) there is, as usual in the grove, a variation in the progression of the […]
Hi folks-It seems that the hot dry weather we had towards the end of June has hastened the bloom timing. Although the middle of July will still have plenty of open flowers to see, there is currently a pretty good show going on. Of course, it is all relative-the amount of flowers to be seen […]
Hi folks-As you can see from some of the accompanying photos taken 6/25, there are a few early blooms this year. Maybe the hot dry weather has spurred them on. Or not. Who knows? In any case, the main show will still happen mid July. Maybe day or 2 earlier. As beautiful and wondrous as […]
Hi Folks,Thursday June 18th, 2020 It is hot out there, eh? And dry, too. On the lowest sections of the Rhododendron trail the temperature is perhaps 3-4 degrees cooler than the parking lot. As you can see in the picture below, the youngest leaves are drooping a bit. But during the summer here in SW […]
This lesson consists of two videos that tell the story of Twiggy, a young tree who lost his mom. As students follow his adventures, they’ll use a tree ID worksheets to identify the trees Twiggy encounters along the way.
A worksheet that helps students think about the changes spring brings and encourages them to explore nature in their own backyard. And a scavenger hunt for things they might find outside their windows.