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Maroon and gold poster.

Even Mother Nature loves maroon

From M, winter 2005

The popular Even Mother Nature Loves Maroon and Gold series is back for a fifth year. The image for this year s poster and note cards features Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii Vitman), the tallest of the prairie grasses native to Minnesota, which grows as high as 12 feet. The colorful image was taken by former University photographer Tom Foley in his prairie garden.

The Mother Nature posters and cards have grown in popularity since their introduction in 2000. Approximately 30,000 posters were distributed and 25,000 note cards sold featuring last year s design--a sunset photo by noted nature photographer and University alum Jim Brandenburg. Of those posters, 10,000 were given to schools around the state.

For information on how to pick up or order copies of this year s poster or note cards, see "Mother Nature" or call 612-624-6868.

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