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PHENOLOGY

Phenology

Second Week of June

Juvenile muskrats are out swimming and sunning. Sunfish nest in shallow spots of lakes. Eastern cottonwood trees are shedding much cotton. Aquatic plants now flowering include the white water-lily, narrow-leaved cattail, and blue flag iris. A very large wildflower, the cow parsnip with a height of sometimes over seven feet and flat clusters of small white flowers, is now blooming in sunny, moist areas along roads and wetlands. Large mint-green luna moths flutter around outside lights. Watch for two other huge silk worm moths - polyphemus and cecropia. The cecropia is our biggest moth, with a wing span of six inches and beautiful brown, tan, and red colored wings with conspicuous eye spots.

LOOK FOR

What to Look For 06, 2019

Garden roses at June peak of bloom (U of Minn. Landscape Arboretum):
2017 June 23
2016 June 20
2015 June 24
2014 June 25
2013 June 27

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