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  • Our Piece of the Puzzle
    Written by Ken Leinbach
    Monday, 02 May 2016
    Our Piece of the Puzzle

    Have you ever tried to put a puzzle together without looking at the picture on the box? You spend a lot of time trying to figure out if the blue piece is sky or water. Without the seeing the whole picture you don’t understand how that piece fits in.

    I was reminded of this idea during a recent conversation with a well-meaning and inquisitive young man who was trying to understand what the Center was all about. “Why on earth are you in the city?” he asked. “I mean, what kind of nature can you find there?”

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  • Wisconsin Wildflowers: Prairie Fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)
    Written by Guest Blogger
    Tuesday, 12 July 2016
    Wisconsin Wildflowers: Prairie Fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

    During hot months, prairies come alive with phenomenal displays of wildflowers and the prairie restorations of the Rotary Centennial Arboretum at Riverside Park are, right now, in full bloom. There you can find this week’s wildflower: Prairie Fleabane (Erigeron strigosus).

    With flowerheads that look like small, delicate daisies, prairie fleabane is a member of Asteraceae, the asters. Asteraceae is one of the two biggest families of plants in the world along with Orchidaceae, the orchids. Which family is bigger depends on who’s counting what as a species.

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  • See For Yourself - Our Eco-friendly Facilities
    Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Thursday, 07 July 2016
    See For Yourself - Our Eco-friendly Facilities

    Every choice we make about the form and function of our buildings is made with the environment in mind. From energy sources to recycled materials, Urban Ecology Center facilities provide real life examples of green building practices and management.

    Visit us and see all the smart ways you can make your home and business greener.

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