Posts Tagged ‘mulberries’

Who’s that coming up the path? by , Ranger

April 30th, 2012

Friday (4/27), a group of crows were making an incredible racket back up in the woods towards the Outdoor Classrooms here at the Museum. They were on to something, an owl, maybe a hawk, and they were going at it with vigor. Something up the in the pines had the crows terribly upset and they […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Fox by , Ranger

September 10th, 2011

Can you find the fox in the photo? If you don’t see the Gray Fox in the photo, don’t worry, I’ll show you where it is in a few minutes. I catch glimpses of our resident Gray Fox about every other week. Sometimes it’s a quick look as one of them rushes across the path, […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Willow Seeds and Sweet Treats by , Ranger

May 15th, 2009

Black Willow seed dispersal was in full swing during the first half of May. Anyone who was strolling through the Wetlands during that period would surely have noticed the “blizzard” of white fluffy seeds blowing pass them. The long silky hairs that cover the willow’s seeds have the ability to carry them long distances, and, they’re […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Conspicuous, and not so Conspicuous, Bloomers by , Ranger

April 15th, 2009

Sycamores, sweetgums, hornbeams, mulberries, maples, and willows on the Explore the Wild/Catch the Wind Loop are all well on their way to being fully leafed. Bald Cypress, the only southern conifer that loses its leaves in winter, is showing fresh new growth. The ashes are lagging behind and are just now starting to spring forth […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Groundhogs Sample Spring’s Offerings by , Ranger

May 31st, 2008

Groundhogs have been busy the past few weeks. The ripening Mulberries may have something to do with the animals’ recent activity. On several occasions I’ve seen one large individual on the path leading to the Lemur House, just as you leave Catch the Wind and where there is a large, fruitful Mulberry Tree. I also […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Coreopsis and a Treat for the Birds by , Ranger

May 31st, 2008

Coreopsis is in bloom. You can see these yellow flowers with the fringe-tipped petals growing around the Sailboat Pond in Catch the Wind. Much to the delight of many bird species as well as some Museum guests and myself, Red Mulberries are ripe – they’re very tasty. There are a number of Red Mulberry Trees […] Read the rest of this entry »

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