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# Tag Archives: nature

## Fruit in its Season

After a brief walk around the back-yard woodlot yesterday, here’s what ended up in my pocket. Advertisements

## Sweetgum Leaf Ecology

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

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November 17, 2013
Tagged autumn, biology, botany, domatia, ecology, fall, fall color, kids, leaf, leaves, mathamatics, mites, natural history, nature, science, sweet gum, sweetgum
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## Chestnut Oak Leaf Ecology

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

Grasshopper Gears Mechanical gears in nature. Pretty cool! ..and Leonhard Euler gets a shout-out.

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November 1, 2013
Tagged engineering, Euler, gears, mathematics, nature, science
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## Mushrooms

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.

## Name change and pine cones

I’ve just added “science” to the name of this blog. I want to start adding some science posts also. Here is the first. It’s an extremely short time-lapse video of a pine cone opening. I hope to add some more … Continue reading

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Tagged conifer cones, natural history, nature, pine cones, science
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