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Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife

Summer 2003

Greener Roadsides

Greener Roadsides archive

The Prairie Passage Partnership

Collage: buffalo in grassland with dark, cloudy sky,

Table of Contents

Roadside Wildflowers
Nature's busy fingers
Far into the curtained night
Embroider wildflower motifs
For man's pure delight,
Using as her palette
Colors of sun and sky,
Bedazzling with her vivid hues
The awestruck passerby.
Life's bouquet unfolding,
Harbinger of change and time,
Entangles plants and flowers
With man's ever-living rhyme.
Wildflowers of the roadside,
Give to us the clue.
Assault us with your colors,
Let us your strength imbue.
Share your verve and beauty,
Release the soul from strife
Teach us to forever heed
The poetry of life.
- Bette Woolsey Castro
  Austin, TX 1991

Greener Roadsides is a quarterly publication of the Federal Highway Administration, Office of Planning, Environment and Realty. If you would like to submit letters, comments, or articles please address them to:

Bonnie Harper-Lore
Editor, Greener Roadsides
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Natural and Human Environment
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20590

Phone: (651)291-6104
Fax: (651)291-6000

All articles are advisory or informational in nature and should not be construed as having regulatory effect. Articles written by private individuals contain the personal views of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of FHWA.

Publication Number FHWA-HEP-08-022

Questions and feedback should be directed to Deirdre Remley (deirdre.remley@dot.gov, 202-366-0524).

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