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After a brief walk around the back-yard woodlot yesterday, here’s what ended up in my pocket.
These are sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) leaves. They are quite common here in the Eastern US and give us some very nice Fall color. 1. These tufts of hairs are called domatia, which means little houses. As far as biologists can … Continue reading
I believe, but I’m not totally sure that I have Chestnut Oak (Quercus prinus) and Swamp Chestnut Oak (Quercus michauxii) growing in my backyard. The two leaves on the left I think are Swamp Chestnut Oak. The leaf on the … Continue reading
We were at the park and my four-year-old saw these mushrooms and asked me to take pictures of them. I also snapped some shots of these leaves.