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Winter is a quiet time in the Highfield Discovery Garden at Glenwood Gardens. Frogs wait patiently in the mud for warmer weather. The vegetables in the raised beds are all gone except for some hardy greens. We’re not greeted by buzzing bees or happy grasshoppers. However, if we take a walk down to the wetland […]

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Park guest Lisa spotted this hopping mad frog at Glenwood Gardens earlier this fall. It’s cool to see a not-quite-grown frog still with its tail, but this guy also has an extra leg! We asked our nature interpreters what may have caused this odd phenomenon. Though we can’t say for sure what caused this frog […]

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Bikers on Trail

Regional Trail to Connect Two Great Parks Finding opportunities to spend time together outside can often be hard for busy families. One solution is to replace a trip traditionally taken in a car with one along a trail. Trails are a healthier, safer and more enjoyable way to get from one place, or one park, […]

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I don’t know about you, but I get tired of the gloomy browns and grays of winter, not to mention the cold and ice that change my daily schedule and tend to keep me indoors. So on a blue sky day, I rejoice! I can’t wait to get outside and take a walk. One of […]

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Languedoc, a region in the South of France, is full of lanes lined with London planetrees. Upon first glance, this tree bears a striking resemblance to our American sycamore. The plane’s leaves are somewhat smaller, but the bark has the same distinct white coloration as our sycamore. The London planetree (Platanus x acerifolia) is a […]

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On the corner of Riddle Road and Springfield Pike, a sliver of Glenwood Gardens is nestled in among the neighbors of the City of Woodlawn. With the Mill Creek winding through it, it has the potential to host a variety of wildlife and wildflowers in the midst of a quick-moving urban environment. Throughout the years, […]

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Scent Garden Grows

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This past season, Glenwood Gardens underwent a few changes. One of the changes I am most proud of is an upgrade to the Scent Garden in Highfield Discovery Garden. It was a project that was only possible because of the support of our amazing volunteers. The project began with a community grant from United Plant Savers. The grant funded […]

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As the chickadees buzz in and out of the blossoming redbud branches hanging overhead and the plants sprout so fast you can almost watch them grow, it is the youngest visitors that draw my attention. After emerging from a class in which their tiny hands gingerly plucked apart a flower to study each part, the […]

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