PHOTOPAGE 373

   

   

 

 Early - Mid August 2008

Wonderful Summer weather, soon enough to be over - the crickets are calling, the smells are thicker and the dew is heavier - we adjust as the area around us adjusts.

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373.11 Pokeweed 

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373.12 Perilla Mint  

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373.13 Goldenrod 

   

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373.1 Leafhopper   

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373.2 Blue Vervain 

Somewhat in the shape of a candelabra, the Blue Vervain grows tall - 5 feet or so. The site linked to is very useful for identifying flowers in this area.

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373.3 Geese 

The butterfly on the right is called by that name, because of a marking on the unseen side of its wings - it tried to alight on my vest, so I took the vest off and there it is.

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 373.4 Question Mark  

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373.5 Pokeweed 

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373.12 Cup Plant

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 373.6 Flower Spider 

On the left, the Perilla Mint is a plant I came across early in this project - It's leaves turn somewhat suddenly purple in the fall As it's much more plentiful in some years than others, it's a plant that made me aware of how growth fluctuates depending on conditions and gave me some insight into the concept of so called invasive plants.

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373.7 Apios Americana  

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373.8 What Now?

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373.9 Bindweed 

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373.13 Virginia Creeper

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373.10 Checkerspot  

 

 

   

 
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