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Just trying to (Bobo)link up

If you walk through the prairies of Cowling Arboretum at the right time in Spring, you may be fortunate enough to see a Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus). These flighty birds—which, contrary to popular belief, do not have the scientific name robertolink—nest on the ground in grasslands and tend to forage on…

Pasque in its Glory

The pasque flower (Anemone patens) is one of the very first prairie flowers to bloom in the spring. These small flowers can be found on top of hills in the prairie and identified by their six lavender petals and the fact that they are the only flower around. In addition…