Archive | July 2003

Catnip: Nepeta cataria

It’s catnip season. The juicy, hollow green stalks mark this plant as one of the mint family. The one-to-two-foot tall plants with their slightly fuzzy leaves are growing in vacant lots and neglected corners all over Riverwest. I picked an armful and brought it home for drying, only to be tackled by two cats at […]

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Threatened Species: Butler’s Garter Snake

by Beth Fetterly, Urban Ecology Center One would not normally think that a threatened species would thrive in the most densely populated area of the state. Surprisingly, the Butler’s Garter Snake is found only in Southeastern Wisconsin. Unfortunately its primary natural habitat happens to be in highly-developed Milwaukee County. This snake has a limited range, […]

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Following the Footsteps of the Civil Rights Movement

by Joshua Del Colle, Eighth Grade, Tamarack Community School The educational part of my class trip began Sunday, May 19. My class and I attended morning Church services at the 16th Street Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama. The church was made famous when it was bombed by the Ku Klux Klan in 1963, killing four […]

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by Tanya Cromartie-Twaddle The View From Here this month? Well. This almost didn’t happen. The View yesterday was crumpled and scattered into bits and pieces. The past few weeks my mind has been bombarded with snippets of too many things I wanted to share my perspective on. But nothing came together. And to make it […]

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