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These are pictures of Lake Marmo  in Lisle, Illinois

Site Name:  "Lake Marmo"
 
Longitude: 41.815379 North
Latitude: -88.081676 West
Climate zone: Humid Continental
vegetation zone: Mixed Forest.  deciduous and coniferous
When I started taking pictures of this site, there were 3 trees in the frame.  In September of 2014, the tree on the left was cut down. In August 2017, the other 2 trees were removed, but I am still taking pictures every month.

I send a picture every month from this site to Markus Eugster in Switzerland. He has a website with pictures from many teachers around the world. 

 

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I first photographed this site in 2007 when I started recording freeze up data for Lake Marmo at the Morton Arboretum.

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October 10, 2010

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November 14, 2010

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November 20, 2010

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On February 2, 2011 we got hit with 24 inches of snow.

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Four days later, the Arboretum finally opened the trails.

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April 17, 2011

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May 1, 2011

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May 6, 2011

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May 7, 2011

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May 13, 2011

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May 15, 2011

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May 23, 2011

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May 31, 2011

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June 6, 2011

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July 21, 2011

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July 26, 2011

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July 29, 2011

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August 1, 2011

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It is hot today August 1, 2011

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August 16, 2011

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August 22, 2011

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September 4, 2011

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Sunny October 9, 2011

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Rainy October 13, 2011

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Sunny Day October 24, 2011

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Sunny November 4, 2011

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November 13, 2011

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November 14, 2011

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November 27, 2011

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December 02, 2011 We finally started to get some ice.

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December 12, 2011

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December 17, 2011 It warmed up and the lake lost most of the ice. The first snowfall was 4mm, but it melted in a few days.

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January 15, 2012 We finally got some measurable snow.  (200 mm.) the lake had a thin coat of ice that was able to support the snow.

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My students were measuring the surface temperature.

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Max took this picture of Lydia and me.

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The lake was 99% covered with ice on February 19, 2012.

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March 1, 2012 the lake was 50% melted.

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March 4, 2012 the lake lost 75% of the ice cover.

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April 1, 2012 after 10 days with temperatures in the 80s.

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April 3, 2012 These blooms are more than a month early.

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April 4, 2012 Last year we had to wait until May 15th for this

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May 6, 2012

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June 3, 2012

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July 5, 2012

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August 2, 2012

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September 2, 2012 (Asian Longhorned Beetle trap)

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October 1, 2012

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October 31, 2012 

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December 2, 2012

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I took my grandkids there on December 27, 2012 

 

March 3, 2013

September 1, 2013

June 6, 2014

July 3, 2014

August 3, 2014

September 2, 2014

This is all that was left from the tree on the left.  It looks like carpenter ants moved in.

The center tree looks like it is not too healthy.

October 28, 2014. 

December 1, 2014.  Lake Marmo was frozen.

January 6, 2015. 

February 26, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 14, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 12, 2015.

May 7, 2015.

June 8, 2015.

July 5, 2015

August 3, 2015

August 30, 2015

September 6, 2015

October 10, 2015

November 2, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 2, 2015

January 3, 2016

February 1, 2016

April 7, 2016

May 4, 2016

The Redbud trees are beautiful in May1

June 4, 2016

July 7, 2016

August 10, 2016

September 1, 2016

October 5, 2016

October 20, 2016

November 1, 2016

November 8, 2016

On our November 8th visit we saw a deer.

5 Gingko trees were brilliant yellow, except this female tree.

On 12/2/2016, the lake had no ice.

2 weeks later it was covered with ice and snow

January 1, 2017

February 13, 2017

March 1, 2017

April 12, 2017

April 22, 2017 Redbud Trees are in bloom

April 14, 2017 I love April at the Arboretum

May 2, 2017

June 1, 2017

July 3, 2017

August 4, 2017 Two trees were removed after a storm

A chainsaw sculptor made me a chair that doesn't move. 

September 2, 2017

October 1, 2017

The Arboretum Chainsaw artist added some neat chairs.

 

November 1, 2017

 This was the greenest November first that I have observed in the last 10 years.  The Male Ginkgo tree pictured below is usually bright yellow in October and bare in November. I returned to this site on November 5th and the Ginkgo were still green.  We had a frost on November 7th and the tree was almost bare on November 8th when I visited.  (Pictured in the left frame)

The Ginkgo tree above went from green to bare without showing the beautiful golden leaves.  I have a 2007 picture of this tree posted on Cor's Ginkgo Photos and Videos 

   

Click here for more Arboretum Seasonal Pictures

February 1-2, 2011 Blizzard of 2011

October 2011 Arboretum Pictures

Phenology at the Arboretum Spring

Fall Phenology 2007

Fall Phenology 2008

Morton Arboretum, Lisle Illinois February 2010

GLOBE Stars

Lake Marmo Freeze up 2007-2008 

Lake Marmo Freeze up 2008-2009

Lake Marmo Freeze up 2009-2010

Lake Marmo Freeze up 2011-2012

Lake Marmo Freeze up 2012-2013

Lake Marmo Freeze up 2013-2014

GLOBE Freeze Up Data at the DuPage River

GLOBE Surface Temperature at the Arboretum

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