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Crow’s Nest: Season’s Greetings (Autumn, that is)

September 25, 2013

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:

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The fruit of false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum racemosum) has turned a deep red:

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A walking-stick climbed up on intern Liz’s hat:

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Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) is now in its all-too-brief bloom:

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The fruit of  Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) shines after the rest of the plant withers away…

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Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) can be found in fruit all over.

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Beechdrops (Epifagus virginiana) can be found in the deep woods:

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The fronds of New York fern (Thelypteris novaboracebnsis) glow in the shade of the woods along our Hopewell Trail.

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Posted by Daniel Barringer on September 25, 2013.

 

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