Bloomington, IN: IU Arboretum (Late Winter)

A few weeks ago we had a couple of days of nice weather before it got cold again. I went on a walk around campus and decided to read a few signs that I hadn't before...


...and discovered what the IU Arboretum actually is. People talk about it all the time, but I never actually knew what they meant.


In fact, the Arboretum is the whole huge grassy area between Wells Library and Wildermuth. There's a pond, a stream, and lots of trees. It's one of the many reasons IU Bloomington is so beautiful.





I thought it would be fun to take a peek at the Arboretum in all the seasons. This is it in late winter (very early March) on one of the many teaser days that taunt us around that time. No flowers (or even hints of flowers) yet, but it was above freezing and sunny for the first time in months, so everyone wanted to be outside.



There's also an old drinking fountain with benches. Literally as I was taking these photos two separate people sat down on the benches and by the water.






Almost all of the trees have identifying markers.






The Arboretum is on the site of the old Memorial Stadium (also known as Tenth Street Stadium; built in 1925), which was demolished in 1982. You can still see some remnants of that time scattered around.


There are two things that look kind of like field goal markers, as well as two ticket booth stands.


I'm so thankful IU has such a nice green space that they maintain. It's awesome to go out to walk around and be able to be near grass, trees, and water.
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