Archive for May, 2011

Arb Sightings 5/27/11

A bit more unsettled than last week, this week has given us days of rain, sun, clouds, wind, thunderstorms, and even cold temperatures! This afternoon it is raining steadily here in St. Peter, but today’s precipitation should let up later this afternoon/evening before more returns sometime tomorrow afternoon. There is a chance of storms both […]

Arb Sightings 5/20/11

Our 5-day string of beautiful (and comfortable) mid-May weather has come to an abrupt end as steady showers blanketed southern Minnesota this morning. Tomorrow’s forecast calls for thunderstorms that will likely bring more rain to the area (remember, we never got back down below river flood stage), and we might see spotty showers through next […]

Children of the Corm II – Perry’s Spawn

          It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on Perry the Corpse Flower, but exciting news is now being made! Readers of this blog might remember the surprising news that Perry had been self-pollinated by the myriad houseflies that visited during her/his flowering in July 2010, drawn in by Perry’s […]

Arb Sightings 5/13/11

In recent years, seasonal transitions have seemed more abrupt than most are used to in southern Minnesota. This past week has been no exception, with temperatures rebounding from the 30’s early last week to the mid-90’s on Tuesday! This sudden swing in temperature has caused many of our trees and shrubs to nearly explode with […]

Arb Sightings 5/6/11

Most Minnesotans would agree that spring has finally sprung (albeit about one month later than we would have liked). A windy, cool, and somewhat wet beginning of the week transitioned into warmer days in the 60’s with lots of sun, allowing us to enjoy the great outdoors in t-shirts once more. This weekend looks nothing […]