Category Archives: ecology

Fabulous Fungi 101

On Saturday Dahlem hosted Professor Steve Albee-Scott from Jackson College for an afternoon of fungi lessons.  Fabulous Fungi 101 was for amateur and novice mushroom fanciers, a chance to learn some basic information about fungi, where and how tot find … Continue reading

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Field Work

It was Tuesday…time for another Tuesday Morning Walk!  This week Gary was meeting the group out in a field near Waterloo to look for grassland bird species. It was a lovely morning, although, as you can tell by what everyone … Continue reading

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Three Days After the Burn

Wednesday Gary and I went out to the grassland to check on the burn.  We wanted to assess what percentage was actually burned, and what percentage the flames didn’t touch (knapweed). At first things looked pretty promising. But then the … Continue reading

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Glorious Autumn

It has been over a month since I’ve had time to go out on the trails, so this morning I joined up with the Tuesday Morning Walkers. Our fist stop was at one of the two giant faerie rings we … Continue reading

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Visiting the Prairie After the Burn

Last Sunday we burned 16 acres of our prairie.  It was a phenomenal sight, watching all that  vegetation go up in flames. Today I went back out to see what I could see.  Lots of folks wonder why we burn.  … Continue reading

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