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Forgotten Pictures of 2021: Nature’s Ways

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Forgotten Pictures of 2021: Bugs

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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: 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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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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A Plant for Halloween

Halloween deserves a creepy plant, and I have just the one. This plant is called beechdrops. I’m not the only person to think that it looks creepy. As the writer at one wildflower website put it, “From a distance, this … Continue reading

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Autumn’s Pinks and Purples

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Charmer

It’s a good thing I was hunting so carefully for interesting things in the woods last week or I might have walked right past this charming wildflower. Isn’t this plant lovely? My field guide calls it “tall cordyalis,” but many … Continue reading

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