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Indian Pink: Native Plant of the Month

As you walk out of  the Herbert Bryant Conference Center and head to the dining hall you can’t miss the bright pop of red color created by the Indian pink plants in the shady parts of our native plant garden. It’s worth stopping to take a closer look. This perennial plant is known as woodland pinkroot or Indian pink (Spigelia […]

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What Is the Spring Birding Weekend Like? A Personal Account

In spite of the high winds and looming storm, the Spring Birding Weekend this year was a great event! We had 48 attendees ranging in ages from 7 to 73 years old.  Guests reported seeing or hearing 69 bird species including black-bellied whistling ducks, bobolinks, prothonotary warblers, orchard orioles, Baltimore orioles, indigo buntings, common gallinules, soras, anhingas, […]

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Common Pawpaw: Native Plant of the Month

Pawpaw fruit

If you’ve stumbled across the large greenish-yellow fruit of the pawpaw in the woods at Tara, you might have wondered what it was. These oblong, oddly shaped fruits grow sometimes as large as 6 inches long! The common pawpaw tree (Asimina triloba) can be seen in our native plant garden and grows in bottomland soils […]

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Tips for Canoeing at Tara

Gently paddling your canoe across the lake in the early hours of a morning sunrise can really open your eyes to the world around you. You can hear the birds singing from across the lake and you might even get to see deer, wading birds, or even a coyote coming to drink at the water’s […]

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A Portrayal of Fannye A. Cooke – Scientist and Conservationist

Dr. Shropshire portraying Fannye A. Cook

We have added an entertaining and educational new event at the Spring Birding Weekend this year. You will hear about Fannye A. Cook, who was a pioneer among scientists, conservationists, and women. Cook was born in 1889 in Crystal Springs, Mississippi, in a time when women couldn’t vote, serve on juries, and were considered generally […]

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