Monday 25 November 2019
Posted by:  11:53 AM CST

It’s a brisk, slightly foggy morning as my five-year-old self grabs her jacket and runs out the door to “help” my father cut wood. I am just heading straight for the ankle-deep stream that flows through the eight acres of forest behind my home. I sit at my favorite spot (more)

Posted by:  10:29 AM CST

We’ve gotten a few questions lately about where all of our frogs, toads, and turtles go for the winter. While you can’t see them at the garden now, they’re still here! Turtles, like our painted turtles and the baby snapping turtles that hatched this fall, go dormant over the winter. Since (more)

Posted by:  2:40 PM CST

Our own little Ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba) in the Meditation Garden lost all of its leaves today! To celebrate this beautiful tree, check out these amazing facts. Ginkgos are as old as the dinosaurs. Ginkgos are sometimes called a “living fossil” because they are extremely old yet have changed very little over (more)

Posted by:  1:51 PM CST

If you missed Brad Herrick’s talk last week about jumping worms, here’s a few ways he mentioned to help slow the spread of this invasive species. First and foremost, be aware and communicate. Know the signs of jumping worms, and keep your eyes peeled for those signs in your gardens and local (more)

Posted by:  1:45 PM CST

Hue Yang will be the first to tell you he is not a gardener. “ I was worried about the size of the garden plot you were giving us, but my mom, who has been gardening her whole life, said this [plot] is not big enough,” he laughed. Hue Yang, (more)

Wednesday 2 October 2019

Much to the dismay of local gardeners, a new invasive species known as jumping worms has recently been detected in Wausau. Jumping worms are a type of earthworm that is native to Asia. They most likely arrived in the United States in the late 1800s in soil that was imported (more)

Tuesday 1 October 2019
Posted by:  10:15 AM CST

Wondering what's blooming at Monk Gardens this week?  Here's all the flowers you can find right now!

Tuesday 24 September 2019
Posted by:  4:15 PM CST

Have you ever seen a pretty flower at Monk Gardens that you wanted to plant at home, but didn’t know what it was? Have you ever seen some cool bugs or crazy mushrooms while you were outside but couldn’t identify it? Have you ever wanted to impress your friends and (more)

Monday 16 September 2019
Posted by:  8:01 AM CST

First off, what is Leave No Trace? If you’ve ever come across the phrase “take only pictures, leave only footprints,” you’ve heard of Leave No Trace. It’s a way of thinking, not a set of rules, that encourages people to enjoy outdoor areas responsibly and seeks to minimize negative impacts to (more)

Wednesday 11 September 2019
Posted by:  9:29 AM CST

Wondering what's blooming at Monk Gardens this week?  Here's all the flowers you can find right now!