Changing Landscapes into Holiday (Updated Nov. 28)

"For a late November day, the sun feels quite strong. In the wetlands surrounding Green Heron Pond, cattails glow in the backlight of the sun...In the open prairie, the light is bright and milkweed silk glistens. That a plant can produce a silvery lining has always intrigued me. Beyond the milkweed, tall stalks stretch seed heads skyward..." Excerpts from Nature Notes by Greg Lecker, Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer

 'Tis the season of Making Spirits Bright. Indoors, the Great Hall of Trees, lights and poinsettia tree, open daily. Colors of Nature...and Joy outdoor holiday light displays feature six light installations, located in nearby gardens and terraces for a self-guided walking tour. Extended hours Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays, Nov. 24-Dec. 31, 5-8 p.m.
Added dates: Dec.26, 27, 28 & Jan.1, 5-8 p.m.

Photo by Susie Eaton Hopper