Category Archives: Local Flora and Fauna

Forgotten Pictures of 2021: Nature’s Ways

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Forgotten Pictures of 2021: Bugs

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Forgotten Pictures of 2021: Before & After

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Forgotten Pictures of 2021: Frogs

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SITY: Points of View

In January of last year I showed you a picture of an ant farming aphids on a maple-leaved viburnum. That picture had been taken in the late summer or early fall of the previous year. During the spring of last … Continue reading

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SITY: Hello, Yellow

We’re approaching the end of the year, and it’s a good time to clear out my blog drafts folder. There are several SITY posts waiting to be finished up and published. It may be the wrong time of year for … Continue reading

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SITY: Westerners

“I don’t want to alarm you,” my husband said as he walked into my office. “But…” If his plan was not to alarm me, it backfired. I immediately felt alarmed. And the situation was somewhat alarming, at least on the … Continue reading

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SITY: Beautiful Leaves, Beautiful Trees

It wasn’t hard to figure out what kind of tree this was. The pattern on the bark and the leaf shape pointed to ash, and the fall leaf color suggested white ash specifically. The identity of this tree actually cleared … Continue reading

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Ramblings

A whole month elapsed between the time I took the first photo of beechdrops (9/26) and the last photo (10/28). If you’d asked me how long it was, I would have said maybe two weeks. I only seem to understand … Continue reading

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Fall Sun-Catcher

This is a plant that I’ve found at all of the rocky clearings in the woods, as well as the meadowy area near the power-line corridor. I’ve identified it as little bluestem, a native grass. “Little bluestem” seems almost like … Continue reading

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