A Polar View

Boyce Tankersley btankers@chicagobotanic.org
Fri, 15 Feb 2008 12:27:17 PST
For those in warmer climes, a quick note from "another Polar Garden".

12" - 15" of snow in sunny Chicago Botanic Garden has been on the ground
for about 10 days. Approximately 1" of ice between snow and soil with 1
inch of ice on top of the snow due to slight thawing in sunshine and
then refreezing at night.

Weather forecasters are predicting between 8 and 16" of new snow is
possible on Saturday night going into Sunday morning.

Before this mess hit we had one report of a brave (fool hardy) Galanthus
in flower. Vole predation on plants is expected to be severe.

Boyce Tankersley
Director of Living Plant Documentation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
tel: 847-835-6841
fax: 847-835-1635
email: btankers@chicagobotanic.org

More information about the pbs mailing list