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Water Oak – Quercus nigra : Surprising Leaf Patterns

Water Oaks (Quercus nigra) are numerous and widespread throughout bottomland habitats in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina.  They are also found in lower numbers in many upland areas as well.  Although they are generally considered a medium sized … Continue reading

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The Parsley Hawthorn – Crataegus marshallii

Hawthorns are a diverse group of native small trees/large shrubs with bright, white flowers in spring and red berries in the fall.  They are a confusing group (Genus Crataegus) to classify, and accurate species  identification is often left to specialists.  According … Continue reading

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Return of the Osprey

March 16, 2012   Herb Amyx and I continued our explorations of the undocumented areas of the Park around the Osprey nesting site.   The trail wanders down through piney woods where large oak trees still mark the sites where farmhouses … Continue reading

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