Sunday, July 4, 2010

More Buffalo

Native prairie flowers are a feature in Midwest Prairie plots. Right now is the peak bloom time for many.

The Gillies Family Farm, northwest of Princeville, has guided tours of their 700 acre grassland and forb restoration. Tours are 6 p.m. on July 19 and 22 and 9 a.m. on July 20 and 23. Reservations are required by calling 309 671 7040, Ext 101.

Indianapolis Museum of Art (known as the IMA) has opened it's new outdoor sculpture and nature park. Covering 100 acres, it features eight large works of art throughout the woodlands, wetlands, and a meadow.

Some of these native fauna acres charge and others are free. Again - call them or check out the websites for needed information before making a plan.

Side note: Read the other day someone had used a small piece of duct tape to repair a daylily stem. They aren't broken but will never stand up again on their own and the flower buds may find it hard to open. Gently hold the stem upright, and at the point of the bend, wrap a small duct tape splint around the bend and ta-da "success". When it's through blooming, clip off the bare stem and throw it and the duct tape away. There's a little good ol boy in all of us!

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