Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Close up of black walnut bud. The triangle below a smaller bud on the twig is called the leaf scar. And the marks inside this leaf scar are called bundle scars. This is where a vein from the leaf connected to the twig.
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Here are a couple of examples of Gray Dogwood end buds. Sometimes as the top photo shows there are 2 buds. Normally there is just one bud.
Gray Dogwood is a tree/shrub that comes into an abandoned field and grows up in the grass. The tree will establish a forest cover. Later other trees will grow up under this type of tree. Deer enjoy browsing on this plant and N. Quail will eat its seeds.
This plant is used to plant on disturbed sites such as strip mining areas. Or roadside cover. The flower is attractive, even if it is not as nice as the Flowering Dogwood.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
I have some extention tubes to add on to my camera lens. Now I am able to get better close ups of the trees I watch. This is the best one of the Basswood tree I took the other day. The red buds are distinctive.
Nature seems drab in the winter. But when you get up close there is much to draw my interest. These red buds are a delight.