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Observations by Gary Fewless for Green Bay WI (Lat.N 44.51° Long. W 88.02° ), except as noted. For flowers lacking conspicuous petals or sepals I define "anthesis" as release of pollen by mature anthers.

Aug 2010 Mouse-over the photo for the identity of the subject blackberry leaves

Aug 26 The Helianthus decapetalus (woodland sunflowers) are still bright and ripe fruits of Viburnum trilobum (high-bush cranberry) are about peak now.
Aug 24 This is about the peak season for late summer "hayfever". The greatest problem in our area is with Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed). If you or someone you know Always gets a "summer cold" about now, it is probably hayfever associated with ragweed.
Aug 20 Heavy rains in northeastern Wisconsin resulted in flooding and many trees were blown down, with several electrical power outages. Green Bay received 2.98 inches of rain, breaking the record for total rainfall for the combined period of June, July and August.
Aug 18 Green Bay has received 17.63 inches of precipitation since June 1. Last year the total for that time period was 5.73. The average amount for that time period is 9.06 inches.
Aug 15 Aster macrophyllus (large-leafed aster) is a common plant in northern forests, but it generally doesn't flower except where the forest canopy has been opened.
Aug 14 The fruit of Sambucus canadensis (black elderberry) are beginning to ripen in northeastern Wisconsin.
Aug 9 Green Bay is within about 3/4 inch of breaking the record for total summer rain (June, July, Aug), 17.11 inches so far, and 16.24 of that came in June and July alone.
Aug 7 A few flowers of Solidago nemoralis (gray goldenrod) are in flower, Marinette County, WI.
Aug 4

A Gray Tree Frog was found on the UWGB campus today. They are not rare, but they can easily escape detection, especially when they sit in shrubs or trees where their colors blend in.

Solidago rigida (stiff goldenrod) is beginning to flower and the fruits of Viburnum trilobum (highbush cranberry) are beginning to turn red as they ripen.

Very warm (high 87° F) and humid weather continues.

Aug 3

Green Bay's high temperature was 90° F with high humidity.

Here's a view of the UW-Green Bay Cofrin Arboretum at "Prairie Pond".

There was an American Bittern walking at the edge of cattails and Phragmites this morning in UW-Green Bay's Cofrin Arboretum.

Aug 2 Blackberries are beginning to ripen in northeastern Wisconsin, as here in Marinette County.
Aug 1

Here's a monarch caterpillar eating a milkweed leaf. Adult monarch butterflies return to this area in May and immediately lay eggs, which quickly become caterpillars, then pupa and finally caterpillars again. There are several generations in each summer.

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