Archive for the 'Fall' Category

02
Nov
07

Tulip Popular leaf decomposing- October 28, 2007

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I wonder why tulip popular leafs decompose at a faster rate than other leafs like oaks?

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25
Sep
07

Staghorn Sumac & Other Fall Colors- September 22, 2007

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Staghorn Sumac – September 22, 2007, originally uploaded by Camp Naturalist.

Here are some beautiful fall colors:

Type of Aster I believe?:

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Dog’s Bane growing by the Fen.  Dog’s bane has been used to make a strong cordage by many native american groups. You can see some orange colored aphids on the stem of this plant.

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Here’s some Virginia Creeper.  It’s sometimes confused with poison ivy because it vines its way up trees and turns red.  But as you can tell it has 5 leaves instead of poison ivy’s 3.

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Here are some rose hips that are growing by the camp road near the fen.  Rose hips are edible and are high in vitamin c.

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Goldenrod:

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23
Sep
07

Sycamore Leaf – September 23, 2007

Sycamore Leaf, originally uploaded by Camp Naturalist.

I’m walking home to work and come upon this sycamore leaf in the grass near my house. The colors are wonderful.

15
Dec
06

Staghorn Sumac – Oct 8 2006


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Originally uploaded by Camp Naturalist.

This staghorn sumac tree is on Massasauga trail just behind the Tamarack lodge.

The fuzzy red fruit from this plant can be used to make a tea. I have seen some blue jays eating the fruit as well.