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  • Sat, 27 Nov 2021 15:27:53 GMT

    The elegant leaf of Silver Maple. Our volunteer, one of the first trees to flower and leaf out in spring, is also one of the last to drop its leaves in fall.
  • Sat, 20 Nov 2021 15:11:47 GMT

    Since we've lost so many dogwoods to athracnose, it was very special to find berry-laden trees in the woods this fall.
  • Sat, 20 Nov 2021 14:19:28 GMT

    The spiky "gum balls" of the sweet gum are actually compound seed capsules. I love the fragrance! Turning from green to pinkish now, and soon will be drying brown & opening holes to release their tiny seeds.
  • Wed, 17 Nov 2021 23:25:18 GMT

    Playing catchup with some photos from a few weeks ago... Such fun painting another persimmon, ripe in the same week as 3 years ago. The Virginia Pine cone was beginner ballpoint practice -- I have lots to learn!
  • Mon, 15 Nov 2021 17:14:34 GMT

    Eastern redbud seedpods twist into lovely spirals as they dry
  • Mon, 08 Nov 2021 15:42:25 GMT

    I always enjoy passing this under-appreciated Blackjack Oak during my neighborhood dog walks. A small tree in the red oak group, it's at the northeastern edge of its native range here in Maryland. Its thick leaves display a lovely range of hues in the fall, and often hang on through winter.
  • Fri, 05 Nov 2021 19:49:45 GMT

    The autumn coloration makes fruiting Indian Cucumber Root really stand out on the forest floor.
  • Wed, 03 Nov 2021 21:40:02 GMT

    American hornbeam leaves are always a beautiful golden-reddish-orange in the fall, but this is the first time I've noticed the bracts in the fruiting clusters so colorful as well.
  • Tue, 26 Oct 2021 22:47:36 GMT

    Fun to find some Shaggy Mane mushrooms on a sandy riverbank, their margins turning to inky black goo
  • Tue, 26 Oct 2021 22:25:52 GMT

    Love the Autumn woods!
  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 15:40:18 GMT

    Astonished to spot a single late-blooming Rosepink secretly hiding deep in an autumn meadow full of taller goldenrod, milkweed, etc.
  • Tue, 07 Sep 2021 21:45:50 GMT

    Ever noticed one of these "floral" structures on a goldenrod? It's a goldenrod bunch gall, the plant's growth response to a little midge.
  • Sat, 04 Sep 2021 15:22:56 GMT

    Ahhh, love the startlingly brilliant colors of the first tupelo leaves in early autumn
  • Thu, 08 Jul 2021 18:13:52 GMT

    Notice a pattern? This is the week that big green fruits start grabbing my attention.
  • Tue, 06 Jul 2021 13:21:21 GMT

    It's amazing that a cactus can thrive in the Maryland piedmont (if geologic conditions are right). One of our 3 native species, the pricklypear has only short, barbed bristles (not long spines).
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