Browse this page for a variety of brief nature facts and lore related to the natural environment of Norskedalen.
Wildflowers abound at Norskedalen thanks to the wide variety of ecosystems included in our 443 acres. As early as March, the spring ephemerals begin to dot the neutral landscape with bright spots of color; skunk cabbage sprouts by the arboretum springs then Pasque flower blooms on the high, rocky goat prairies, soon followed by hepatica, snow trillium, blootroot and amythest shooting star, just to name a few.
Click here for what else is blooming at Norskedalen.
Click here to see what we've captured on our trail camera!
Nature doesn't waste a single thing. The bucks that roam the wooded hillsides spend the spring and summer growing antlers that are shed in the fall. Sheds don't last long as the squirrels, chipmunks and other rodents gnaw them for the precious minerals such as calcium and phosphorous.