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Winter Tree I.D. : A Few Easy Examples

Winter identification of trees usually includes examining the bark, twigs and buds, and sometimes the general form of the tree in question.  Branching patterns are seldom used for identification, and are often either non-specific or common to a number of different trees.  The … Continue reading

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Hiding in Plain Sight – The Dwarf Pawpaw – Asimina parviflora (Part 2)

As the natural history field trip was concluding, the group moved into a small clearing in the forest to hear final comments from the trip leader.  Underfoot, slightly trampled and unrecognized, were a small group of Dwarf Pawpaws.  The day … Continue reading

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