Wildlife Stories from a Wisconsin Farm


Today's Story
Past Week's Stories
Timbergreen Trails I & II
A Catt in Our House
Wildflowers
About Us
Timbergreen Forest


poinsettia

The poinsetta plant bloom is dependent upon certain conditions.  It requires a daily period of uninterrupted long, dark nights followed by bright sunny days for around two months in autumn in order to encourage it to develop colored bracts.

Read today's story:  What does day length matter?

Birds, wildflowers, insects, animals, and other flora and fauna are the stars of the new story written each week and posted on this site. There is never any dearth of subjects as we discover new things or they discover us. Past issues are available in two volumes, Timbergreen Trails I & II, which are illustrated with many pen & ink drawings by artist Chris Hansen, and can be purchased singly or as a set. Also, check out A Catt in Our House, the biography of our physically challenged daughter.

Timbergreen Farm is a family enterprise that is located in the driftless area of southwestern Wisconsin, a section that was missed by the glacier that covered this part of the country 10,000 years ago. It is some five miles from Spring Green on 300 acres of hills and valleys, much of which is wooded.  Several miles of trails wend around and through its woods and fields. Wildflowers flourish in extensive areas, and a demonstration garden has been established close to the farmyard. The farm is now used as a model for modern ecological timber management and sustainable wood production.




 
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