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Heath Aster

Heath aster, Aster ericoides, is a late-blooming small white flower that is attractive to a wide variety of late season pollinators. It forms a wonderful backdrop for small butterflies, bees, wasps, and a host of small flies. When it has … Continue reading

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Drying Up

I saw this flower the other day–shriveled and dried up.  It took me a little while to figure out what it was. It is, of course, partridge pea–one of my favorite plants.  Here is what it looks like on a … Continue reading

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The Other Milkweeds

I find the seed pods of common milkweed visually interesting–my last post was about them.  I thought I would check out some of the other species of milkweed we have, and see what their seed pods look like. Swamp milkweed, … Continue reading

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Trying to Understand Aphids

I know a little about the life cycles of aphids.  I know enough to know I don’t know very much.  I was walking around with my camera today and I came upon about three plants of giant ragweed that were … Continue reading

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Another Day, a Different Photograph

Yesterday I posted a photo of the seed head of foxglove beardtongue, a beautiful white prairie flower.  I went back today to get a different shot. Conditions were different and I used a tripod this time.  The new shoot, not … Continue reading

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The Remains of Fall, the Start of Spring

Common milkweed from last year, with its silky wind-blown seeds, remains standing. Below it, a moss is starting to grow its new seta. The capsules will develop rapidly in the next few weeks. The cycle of the seasons is something … Continue reading

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