Tag Archives: woodlands

Walktober

I’ve been inspired by A Forest Garden post to join the Walktober challenge at Breezes at Dawn. Every October Robin sets forth the challenge for folks to post a walk they have taken, then she links them all together for a cross-blog stroll. What … Continue reading

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Turk’s Cap Lilies

Turk’s Cap Lilies (Lilium canadense) are now at peak bloom in our woodland. Easily distinguished by their vibrant orange, recurved petals that earn them their name, their annual bloom is an eagerly awaited event for us. Native to eastern U.S., … Continue reading

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Bloodroot

After the snow melts, one of the first wildflowers to emerge is Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis). Native to the eastern U.S. and Canada, it grows in woodlands and moist areas. Its name comes from its reddish-orange sap, which will stain and … Continue reading

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Plentiful Bounty

In our area of New England, there is a bounty of fruit this year, perhaps due to plentiful spring rain or from plants’ natural response to the dearth of fruit last year. Apples, sumacs, rosehips, barberries, winterberries and that rapidly … Continue reading

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Great Blue Heron Encounter

It’s the second week of November already! Time passes so quickly these days. I raise my head from my day to day busy-ness and see weeks have flown. Ruby and I headed out for a walk around half past three, in … Continue reading

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