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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.

July 2004

July 31 Bio Blitz for Baird Creek Park today. A group of scientists, students and other interested community members recorded in excess of 750 species of plants and animals in the park within a 24 hour period. Check back for a link to the plant species (350) noted.
July 30 Eupatorium perfoliatum (boneset) in flower, Baird Creek Park, City of Green Bay.
July 28 Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem grass) has begun to flower (anthesis) on UWGB's Keith White Prairie.
July 25

Impatiens biflora (jewelweed) has begun to flower, Duck Creek area, Brown County (Kathy Groves).

Today's low temperature of 45 °F is a new record low for this date in Green Bay.

July 22 New in flower, UWGB: Silphium terebinthinaceum (prairie dock), Helianthus decapetalus (forest sunflower).
July 19

The earliest plants of Solidago gigantea (late goldenrod) are beginning to flower, UWGB. The common name refers to its tendency to flower long into the Fall.

July 16 Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver's-root) beginning to flower, UWGB (Kathy Groves).
July 15 Clematis virginiana (virgin's-bower) is beginning to flower, UWGB (Kathy Groves).
July 14 Epilobium angustifolium (Fireweed) is in flower widely in northeastern Wisconsin.
July 13 New in flower, UWGB: Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey tea), Ratibida pinnata (yellow coneflower), Rosa setigera (climbing prairie rose), Pycnanthemum virginianum (mountain mint)--all planted individuals in UWGB's Keith White Prairie.
July 11 Urtica dioica (stinging nettles), Echinacea pallida (pale purple coneflower--planted in prairie), Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle), Daucus carota (wild carrot) starting to flower, UWGB.
July 10 Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot) in flower, UWGB
July 09 Mimulus ringens (monkey flower) in flower, UWGB. First black raspberries are ripe, UWGB.
July 08 Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed) in flower, UWGB (planted prairie).
July 07

Asclepias incarnata (swamp milkweed), UWGB.

Today's high temperature of 62 F ties the record for the coolest high temperature for this date.

July 06 Verbena hastata, (blue vervain), UWGB.
July 04 Lilium michiganense (Michigan lily) in flower, Brown and Shawano Counties.
July 03 Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed) and Alisma triviale (northern water plantain) in flower, UWGB.
July 02 Tilia cordata (little-leaf linden, cultivated) in flower, UWGB.
July 01

Apocynum sibiricum (clasping dogbane), Rudbeckia hirta (black-eyed susan), Euphorbia corollata (flowering spurge), Circaea lutetiana (broad-leaf enchanter's-nightshade) have begun to flower, UWGB.

Cedar Waxwings are eating the fruits of serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea), in the Lenfesty Courtyard of MAC Hall, UWGB (Vicki Medland)

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