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Ho-nee-um trail in the fall

[Printed script of introduction and fall tour],   pp. 14-29


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    Another landmark is the observation platform, from 
    which Lake Wingra can be seen. 
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    "Wingra" comes from the Indian word meaning duck 
    water. Ducks were very plentiful on the lake in 
    Indian times and some may still be seen. 
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    From this lookout point, a class can gather and observe 
    wildlife both in the pond and on the large island. 
        The University of Wisconsin Arboretum is 
        developing the Ho-nee-uim area especially for 
        school classes. These two man-made landmarks 
        can be used by an entire class to observe the 
        marsh and pond in action. A marsh is a very 
        unique habitat and one which is fast disappearing 
        due to draining and filling. An appreciation of 
        the plants and animals and how they interact 
        is needed if we are to save areas such as this. 
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    Each visit leads to new discoveries at Ho-nee-um, 
    a special place for plants and animals, a quiet place 
    for the people of the city. 
        Late in the spring the cottonwood tree drops 
        its seeds, some of which are floating on the 
~water in this slide. Ho-nee-um       Pond is an 
~exciting place at any time of the year. There 
        is something new to see each time you visit. 
        Appreciation grows with renewed acquaintance 
        so we encourage you to come often. 
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