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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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Other marsh plants let the wind carry their seeds. 
Each seed has its own parachute. Perhaps a few 
will grow in a new place next year. 
                  Swamp milkweed 
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 The platform is a good place to see birds in the water. 
 You know that ducks like to swim in water but do you 
 know that some birds... 
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       wade in shallow water? The great blue heron 
 has stopped at Ho-nee-uim before going south. Those 
 long legs and that sharp bill are good for catching 
 food such as... 
    The great blue heron is often seen in the 
    Arboretum in the spring (April) and fall (Sept.). 
    They are large wading birds standing four feet 
    tall and with a wing spread of six to seven feet. 
    Herons are conspicuous in flight with their 
    S-curved neck and trailing legs. Their communal 
    nesting sites, called rookeries, can be seen 
    along the Wisconsin River. 
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