September 19, 2013

"In celebration of the 100th anniversary of ecologist John T. Curtis' birth on Sept. 20, 1913..."

"... we share some moments from a recent early morning spent exploring Curtis Prairie at the UW-Madison Arboretum."

Today is the 19th, of course, but the idea of the linked photo essay is to inspire you to plan to visit Curtis Prairie tomorrow. (There's also this on Saturday.)

For old posts of mine featuring Curtis Prairie, see "A prairie walk" and "A prairie reverie."

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3 comments:

mrs. e said...

A great place to run. Too bad they never fixed the bridge (for whatever reason) that washed out some 10+ years ago (a guess). Beautiful in the fall.

Original Mike said...

I have (and refer to often, when I'm in my naturalist mode) Curtis' "The Vegetation of Wisconsin: An Ordination of Plant Communities". Excellent resource if you want understand the plant community you're looking at.

John Constantius said...

I think it would be a much better use of time if you read a book about Curtis Prairie instead.