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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Flowers and weeds

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Somewhere in the middle of Springfield.

* Somewhere out there, they're cleaning up our little river:

Advocates say cleaner Sangamon would attract visitors
Paddling enthusiasts hope someday to rededicate a section of the Sangamon River as an historic water trail - promoting the opportunity to canoe and kayak the same river navigated by a young Abraham Lincoln.
Advocates for the water trail hope it also instills pride in the Sangamon River so those who use it and live on its banks will better care for the resource.
More photos.

* Somewhere else, they're burning down weeds and planting new weeds:

Renewing the land through prairie restoration

Even though prairies once covered about 60 percent of Illinois’ land area, people today just aren’t used to seeing one.
To many, a prairie is nothing more than a weed-patch - raw material for something better.
More photos.

That is just beautiful. I want to be there.

* All this talk of flowers and weeds brings to mind an almost forgotten song about the Wild Wood Weed.

Posted by Marie at August 27, 2011 10:20 PM

Comments

Heheh..."Take a trip and never leave the farm."

There's a park right across the street from the office that I like to walk through. There's one part of it that is supposed to be a prairie restoration project, at least that's what a sign says, but I'm not sure if it's restored prairie or just overgrown. The sign hasn't been updated in years.

Posted by: Dave E. Author Profile Page at August 28, 2011 10:51 PM

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