Thursday, June 21, 2007

Hackberry Water Bowl

Here was an unusual growth at the base of a Hackberry.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Pond and Willow

Found this pond along a trail and sure enough there is willow below where the water goes when the pond drains.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Bitternut Hickory Leaves

I see this tree all the time in the off season. The orange/yellow buds are obvious. Here is a low lying example of the leaves.

Moly, my dog, passes underneath.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Ohio Buckeye

The flowers, which are tubular attract ruby-throated humming birds.

There is a possibility that this is a Sweet Buckeye and not an Ohio. I am going back to recheck this tree tomorrow to see the difference between the end buds. Sweet has smooth end buds while Ohio has ridged. Sweet Buckeye is not supposed to grow in Missouri.

I checked the end bud and it is stiff making it an Ohio Buckeye.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Storm Front

7:08 AM May 6th 2007