THE FRINGED GENTIAN™

A PUBLICATION OF FRIENDS OF THE WILD FLOWER GARDEN, INC.

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Current Issue of The Fringed Gentian™

Fall 2021. Vol. 69 No. 3

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The next issue will be published in early Spring 2022.

Feature articles

Caught on Camera - the busy life of Garden inhabitants after dark.

Get to know our Region Better - John Moriarty's Field Guide to teh Twin Cities.

Our Oak Trees - Will their dominance last?

There's Something in the Water - Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities

New Directors

Jennifer Olson's President's Letter; 2021 How the Garden is doing by Curator Susan Wilkins; Membership changes, member notes, donations and memorials.

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Summer 2021. Vol. 69 No. 2

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The next issue will be published in late Autumn 2021.

Feature articles

FIPAG after 15 years - what the invasive volunteers have accomplished.

In Praise of Summer Flowers - Eloise Butler writes of mid-summer beauty.

Minnesota's Natural Heritage - Review of Recent book.

Fireweed - Eloise could not make it grow.

A special legacy - How the Friends have been honored.

Annual Members Meeting

Jennifer Olson's President's Letter; 2021 How the Garden is doing by Curator Susan Wilkins; Membership changes, member notes, donations and memorials.

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Spring 2021. Vol. 69 No. 1

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Feature articles

Owls of the Garden - recent activity of the Great Horned Owls.

Our Native Dogwoods - How to identify all 6. History in the Garden.

The Art of Collecting Native Seeds. - When, where and how to do it.

Honoring Eloise Butler. - How would she face current conservation issues?

Jennifer Olson's first President's Letter; 2021 Garden opening plans by Curator Susan Wilkins; Membership changes, 40 year members, donations and memorials; longest serving shelter volunteers.

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Fall/Winter 2020. Vol. 68 No. 3

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Feature articles

Flying Squirrels - our hidden neighbors. Around, but seldom seen.

An Earlier Wild Botanic Garden - One that predated Eloise Butler's Garden.

Snow Tracks - Take a walk in the cold after a snow and look around you.

Kathy Connelly's last President's Letter; 2020 Garden review by Curator Susan Wilkins; Membership changes, donations and memorials; New board of directors.

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Summer/Fall 2020. Vol. 68 No. 2

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Social media campaigns highlight Black scientists and nature enthusiasts - the outdoors are not always a welcoming place for everyone.

Native American Ethnobotany - the work of Frances Densmore - Her preservation of Native American knowledge.

An interview with Pam Weiner - Board member and past president.

A history of Garden closures - The closure for COVID 19 was an unusual event, but it is not the first time the Garden has closed.

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Spring 2020. Vol. 68 No. 1

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Climate Change- While it is sometimes hard to know what to do in the face of a global issue, there are meaningful actions one person can take regarding climate change.

50th Anniversary - The Martha E. Crone Shelter

A Silent Invasion- Under your feet a silent fight is going on. A foreign invader is taking over.

A “Pollinator Protection and Promoting Habitat” resolution by Golden Valley City Council.

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Autumn/Winter 2019. Vol. 67 No. 3

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An American Eden- David Hosack, Botany & Medicine in the Early Republic - the founder of one of the first botanical gardens in America, an internationally known botanist.
Let Nature Be Your Teacher: Every summer, hundreds of rising fourth and fifth graders from Minneapolis Public Schools visit the Garden.
Magic In The Sky- Sundogs, Red Moon and the Belt of Venus

Volunteering Growth- the most rewarding, successful weeding events we’ve ever held.

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Summer 2019. Vol. 67 No. 2

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Whispers Underground - We don’t tend to think of the soil beneath our feet as a particularly busy place. Roots quietly growing -

Devil Track Wildflower Sanctuary- A one day in the early 1990’s I was driving on the Gunflint Trail outside of Grand Marais, searching for a public wildflower garden -

Upland Garden - 75th Anniversary

Interview with Lauen Husting - about her profession and how she became interested in our Garden

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Spring 2019. Vol. 67 No. 1

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Pitcher Plant - What do you call a plant that makes its own fertilizer?

Hunting the Aurora Borealis - We in Minnesota are privileged to live in one of the best places in the world to see one of nature’s most spectacular events.

Book Review - Black Nature - the largest collection of African American nature poetry ever published.

Saving the King - Monarchs- Rather than just mourning the loss a few things can be done to help them survive.

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