Crow’s Nest: Season’s Greetings (Autumn, that is)
I haven’t kept up with all the blooms that have exploded over the last month, and the preserve has been beautiful. Here are a few random recent photos. First, an updated picture of the ladies’ tresses orchid (Spiranthes cernua) I found last week. There still is, as far as I know, only one on the whole preserve:
The fruit of false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum racemosum) has turned a deep red:
A walking-stick climbed up on intern Liz’s hat:
Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) is now in its all-too-brief bloom:
The fruit of Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) shines after the rest of the plant withers away…
Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) can be found in fruit all over.
Beechdrops (Epifagus virginiana) can be found in the deep woods:
The fronds of New York fern (Thelypteris novaboracebnsis) glow in the shade of the woods along our Hopewell Trail.
Posted by Daniel Barringer on September 25, 2013.