Early Fall Colors

Sycamore’s white upper bark stands out against the clear blue skies of fall. This tall hardwood does especially well near water. Look up and enjoy the view as you stroll the outdoor exhibit areas of the Museum. The deep purple berries of Pokeweed are quickly disappearing, leaving only the magenta stems of the plant to glisten in the afternoon sun. Gray Catbirds relish Poke Berries as do many of the other mimic thrushes and thrushes that are passing through ourRead more

Mistflower and Horsemint

Mistflower has been blooming for several weeks. One specimen is on the right side of the path between the main entrances to Explore the Wild and Catch the Wind. Horsemint has also been showing off its purple-spotted, yellow flowers for some time. It’s perhaps easiest to spot on the right side of the path as you leave Catch the Wind on the back side of the Loop.Read more