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Nature Notes - Flowers have perfect timing

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 1:24PM | Posted by Alyssa Nyberg Related Blog Categories: Great Outdoors Things to Do

Timing is everything. A second too soon or a second too late, and often the game is lost, the joke isn't funny, or the date not accepted. Sigh. So it is with plants. Each plant has its bloom time, and the insects and birds depend upon it. If the skunk cabbage emerges before the flies do, it won't be pollinated. Hummingbirds are in tune to the opening of the wild columbine. In our garden, within a day of the first columbine bloom, we see our first hummingbird of the season. It happens this way each year. I don't understand it, but I certainly respect it and always look forward to it.…More

13 Spring Break Stay-cation Ideas

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 6:11PM | Posted by Tyler Malec, Digital Content Specialist Related Blog Categories: Events Things to Do

That magical time of the year when you used to have a whole week off to enjoy the coming of spring has finally come. While you may not get the whole week off for yourself, I still think you've earned yourself a nice stay-cation! Am I right? Spring is in the air and you can take advantage of the beautiful weather by getting out into the South Shore. Being cooped up inside is meant for the winter. Spring break means it's time to break away from our cabins to once again enjoy the region! …More

The Eight Best Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Along the South Shore

Posted on March 12, 2015 at 3:02PM | Posted by Tyler Malec, Digital Content Specialist Related Blog Categories: Events Great Outdoors Restaurants Things to Do

If melting snow is indication of anything, it means it is time to get green! Spring is arriving slow and steady, and I would argue that St. Patrick's Day is the kick-off event of the season. Don't get caught without plans. You've arrived at the eight best ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day throughout the region. Take a peek, grab a shamrock and get ready for the best St. Patrick's Day of your life! …More

The sweet taste of spring along the South Shore

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 3:39PM | Posted by Stacina Stagner, Communications Coordinator Related Blog Categories: Events Great Outdoors Things to Do

The South Shore's seasonal change of winter to spring brings cold nights and warmer days, the perfect combination for trees to produce sap. Maple sugar farmers head out with their supplies to collect the sap and turn it into the delicious pure maple syrup we love to drizzle over a stack of pancakes or waffles. Read below to see where you can learn about the maple syrup process.…More
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