Virgnia bluebells blooms

Abe’s Arboretum Adventure Series – April 26, 2021

Abe’s Arboretum Adventure – 4.26.2021 TEMPERATURE: 52 degrees F WIND: 15 mph, SSE BIRD SPECIES: 27 (https://ebird.org/checklist/S86420419) I’ve always thought I loved spring and fall equally. But this year, visiting the marsh every day, has revealed my one true love. The spring season. There is so much life brewing from our cold, dark, winters. Whether […]

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Gardner marsh path

Abe’s Arboretum Adventure Series – April 19, 2021

Abe’s Arboretum Adventure – Earth Week Edition, 4.19.2021 TEMPERATURE : 38 degrees F WIND: 13 mph, NW Bird species: 28 (https://ebird.org/checklist/S85892646) Happy Earth Week all! I visit the marsh every day. It’s a short bike ride away from my apartment that I make most often in the morning, but some days around lunch and others […]

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Abe’s Arboretum Adventure Series – April 12, 2021

Abe’s Arboretum Adventure, 4.12.2021 TEMPERATURE: 50 degrees F WIND: 8 mph, from the West BIRD SPECIES: 29 (https://ebird.org/checklist/S85389269) The dry and warm spells ended this week with lots of rainy and overcast days and much lower temperatures. The rain was welcomed though – the water level at the marsh was getting low (see the difference […]

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Another boardwalk leading to a wildlife viewing area at Gardner Marsh.

Abe’s Arboretum Adventure Series – April 5, 2021

Abe’s Arboretum Adventure, 4.5.2021 TEMPERATURE: 61 degrees F WIND: 10 mph, from the South-South West BIRD SPECIES: 30 (https://ebird.org/checklist/S84840836) Last week, I might have described today’s cloudy morning as gloomy, but not after two days of sun and temps above 65 over the weekend. The temperatures will dip cooler again as we all know, but […]

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Sandhill Cranes

Abe’s Arboretum Adventure Series – March 29, 2021

Abe’s Arboretum Adventure Series – 3.29.2021 TEMPERATURE: 36 degrees F WIND: 11 mph, from the South BIRD SPECIES: 26 (https://ebird.org/checklist/S84328435) It was cloudy to the east and clear to the west to start the morning, but the sunshine peaked out and warmed me from the high winds coming from the south. After a week of […]

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Abe’s Arboretum Adventure Series – March 22, 2021

Abe’s Arboretum Adventure – 3.22.2021 TEMPERATURE: 47 degrees WIND: 8 mph, from the South BIRD SPECIES: 27 (eBird Checklist) This is the first post in Abe’s Arboretum Adventure series. Our Community Project Director, Abe Lenoch, will be visiting the Gardner Marsh at the UW Arboretum in Madison each week to see how the landscape changes […]

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