Posts Tagged ‘natural lands’

WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #11 June 24, 2020 82F, sunny +: Abundant fbb: Flower-bud breaking b: Some bloom fb: Full Bloom pf: Petals falling/drying pb: Past bloom (few remain) ber: Berries, fruits . Check these out:  The catalpa trees (Catalpa bignonioides) in the upper meadow of the entrance drive are covered in white flowers.  […]

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WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #10 June 17, 2020 73F, cloud-covered +: Abundant fbb: Flower-bud breaking b: Some bloom fb: Full Bloom pf: Petals falling/drying pb: Past bloom (few remain) ber: Berries, fruits . Check these out:  For a floriferous experience, stroll the mowed path along the front pond past the Needle’s Eye folly to be […]

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WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #07 May 27, 2020 79F, sunny +: Abundant fbb: Flower-bud breaking b: Some bloom fb: Full Bloom pf: Petals falling/drying pb: Past bloom (few remain) ber: Berries, fruits . Check these out:  The peonies in the Peony Garden and the candelabra primroses (Primula japonica) in the Winterhazel Walk area and the […]

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When managing the natural lands, I’ve found it’s almost like a strategy game.  Which areas need the most attention right now?  Which will need attention in 2 weeks?  In 3 months? Right now, in spring, I always have a few things on my plate.  After mowing the meadows, I usually turn my attention to the […]

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As I mentioned in my blog “Coronet Cuts”, the arboriculture and natural lands teams at Winterthur are now one super power team! As I continue to further my knowledge on natural lands topics, we’ve started looking into artificial cavity creation for nesting birds. One specific species we are interested in making habitat for is the […]

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In January 2019, the Winterthur arboriculture team and natural lands team joined together to create one super power team now cleverly called-the Arboriculture and Natural Lands Team! We oversee hundreds of acres of forests, meadows, streams, ponds, and miles of trails throughout all of Winterthur. To help me better connect with the team I have […]

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Join us for DelaWILD on September 14, 2019.

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After the spring ephemerals in the woodlands fade, I like to turn my attention to the meadows for native seasonal blooms.  While the striking goldenrod and lush warm-season grasses won’t bolt and bloom until late summer, delicate flowers litter the cool-season grass sea.  The wet areas are especially colorful this time of year.  Time to […]

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The following was written in August by Natural Lands Intern Madeline Banks. This is a follow-up piece to her first post about the prescribed burns that took place in April, which can be viewed here: http://gardenblog.winterthur.org/2017/05/16/prescribed-burn-at-winterthur/.   A version of both posts was recently included on the blog of the Ecological Landscape Alliance and can […]

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Kirsten Liebl, our Natural Lands Winter Intern writes the following: If you happen to be wandering through some of the natural wooded areas of Winterthur, don’t be surprised if you come across what looks like a large cage in the forest.  Don’t worry; we are not keeping any dangerous animals in there! In fact we are […]

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