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Cut-leaved Toothwort

Last week’s star players in the world of woodland understory plants in the eastern deciduous forest in my neighborhood were Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) 927 more words


Late Winter Bird Food

The ground has been solidly snow covered for weeks.  As a result, traffic at bird feeders is heavy, with birds often emptying our feeder in less than a day.  313 more words


Reasons to Love Winter

Have you been ready for spring since about January 2?  Wondering how you’ll ever get through the remaining weeks of winter?  The best way I know is to get outside and enjoy what nature has to offer.   425 more words


American Beech

It can be surprising  to see leaves clinging to deciduous trees in mid-winter.  In eastern North America, some oak species and American Hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana… 1,323 more words


Maple-leaf Viburnum

Maple-leaf (or Maple-leaved) Viburnum (Vibernum acerifolium) is spectacular this fall, with colors ranging from pale pink to deep magenta,

often with washes of blue and purple. 637 more words


A Butterfly with Unusual Eating Habits: The Harvester

We often think of butterflies as relying on nectar from flowers as their primary source of food for adult butterflies, and many species do.

But there are others who feed mainly on minerals, often from mud or dung, or who consume both nectar and mineral sources. 320 more words


‘Will Work for Food’ – Extrafloral Nectaries

Wild Senna (Senna hebecarpa, S. marylandica) has so many stories to tell!  This tall, herbaceous plant has flowers that are unusual for a member of the Pea ( 776 more words