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Naturalist Notebook

Reviews and journal entries inspired by nature in West Central Illinois.
Pumpkin Time

Pumpkin Time

Autumn is a magical time of the year. Suddenly, as the air becomes crisp, the trees and other vegetation take on new and brilliant colors previously hidden in a green haze. It is one of my favorite times of the year. Even though it means an eventual end to the growing season, it still holds many surprises and rewards for a gardener. For many years now I have been growing pumpkin...

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