Category Archives: Trees, shrubs, and vines

Watts Branch Watershed, Summer 2014

     

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Better Late than Never! July 2014 Plants and Leps in Maryland

  Yellow Birches at Wolf Swamp in Garrett County on July 15 A Confused Haploa Moth near Wolf Swamp in Garrett County on July 15      

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Winter Ducks and Christmas Plants & Lights

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Christmas pines (and a Pine Warbler) and mistletoe

A Pine Warbler forages in the Loblolly Pines at Blandair Park in Columbia, MD.  There were two Pine Warblers here today along with some bluebirds, juncos and one Chipping Sparrow.  Normally Pine Warblers only winter on the eastern shore of … Continue reading

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November Cold Snap, Alpha Ridge Park, 12 November 2013

Today was the first day of an early arctic outbreak with high temperatures only reaching the upper 30s.  Brr!  

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Sugar Maple Leaves, 9 November 2013

Still some color on these young Sugar Maples near Forebay Pond in east Columbia, Maryland

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Two large Pitch Pines in eastern Howard County, 4 October 2013

The larger tree is on the right.  These trees are growing right near the border with Anne Arundel County and near the CSX railroad tracks. Fittingly, two Pine Warblers were singing in the area. The biggest tree is almost 4 … Continue reading

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Swamp Bay, Persea palustris, Hickory Point Road, 28 May 2013

Another rare shrub or small tree growing in the Pocomoke drainage in the lower Easter Shore of Maryland and more commonly in the South.

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Large Sweetleaf, 5 June 2013

The left-leaning multi-branched tree in the photo is a large Sweetleaf, Symplocos tinctoria, which is usually much smaller in Maryland. It occurs only on the lower Eastern Shore. This one is growing along Pusey Branch.

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