Love Letter to Paperbark Maple

Paperbark Maple is a specimen tree. It has a lot going on to make it the perfect tree for near a patio or framed by a window. It has four seasons of interest to keep you enthralled. Unique leaves, beautiful fall color, lingering seeds, and of course, the real pièce de résistance, the exfoliating BARK. 
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Ashley Kulhanek

Winter Annual Weeds Wipeout!

As I was strolling along looking at landscapes, a curious thought suddenly popped into my mind… “Hey, Hey, STOP and look closely at the ground!”  I stopped, squatted down and was astounded to see the incredible number of weed seedlings that had germinated and were happily harvesting sunlight!  What was so stunning to me about that particular landscape, which I know was gone over 2-3 weeks ago, thanks to a fall grounds cleanup party!

 

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Erik Draper
Thomas deHaas

Mesmerizing Murmuration

I’m not a fan of the Common (European) Starling (Sturnus vulgaris). They have long served as one of the many cautionary tales that illustrate the negative impacts of introducing non-native fauna into the U.S. Starlings are also notorious for their sudden appearances in huge numbers that evoke Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 film, The Birds.
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Joe Boggs