Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Low Plain

On a beautiful autumn day we walked out along the trail in the Low Plain Natural Area to the Turtle Point blind.

Shady paths through the woods, warm sun on our faces in the meadows, the smell of the sun on the goldenrods and asters, the trilling of the crickets and murmuring of the chickadees.

Hemlock woods
Goldenrod plants contain an entire ecosystem
Crooked-stem asters have yellow centers to attract bees, then change to red centers after the flowers have been fertilized

Sun-baked meadows

A whole world of predators and prey

Silver-rod, the only white Solidago
Approaching the swamp

Daddy Long-legs in the blind with us

Red maple and white pine
Paper birches

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