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Tour de’ Peoria

Plans commenced months ago for this family visit. Dates included traditional vacation months or early September. Midwest summers have a well-deserved reputation for heat and humidity so we chose after Labor Day to enjoy milder weather. Little success was achieved…

Manna from Heaven

As days shorten, attention turns not just to football, but to such real life topics as harvest and preparation for winter. We tend to plan ahead more now than at any other time of the year. It’s a time of…

Think native

Doug Tallamy was surprised at how perfect the leaves looked on surrounding shrubs and herbaceous plants. As an entomologist he would have expected to see holes, chewed edges and other evidence of herbivorous insects feeding. It occurred to Tallamy that,…