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Catch a Falling Leaf

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in fall, leaves, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Catch a Falling Leaf

Important information. Spread the word. Can you grasp twelve falling leaves?

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Leaves: Coming Soon To A Tree Near You

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in leaves, spring, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Leaves: Coming Soon To A Tree Near You

Like most good things, we take them utterly for granted, until, suddenly, they’re gone.

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Old Leaves

Posted by on Feb 26, 2017 in leaves, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Old Leaves

Leaves flutter through the air and come to rest on a muddy riverbank. But these leaves fell a long time ago–about 68 million years ago, in the Late Cretaceous.

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Sumac: Not Poison

Posted by on Oct 23, 2016 in fall, leaves, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Sumac: Not Poison

Sumacs don’t seem to fit in a suburban backyard—they belong on a tropical island. So flamboyant a tree should have parrots and toucans perching in it instead of chickadees.

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What Does Poison Ivy Look Like in Spring?

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in leaves, plant parts, spring, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

What Does Poison Ivy Look Like in Spring?

What does poison ivy look like in spring? A little like a traffic light—red and shiny. Poison ivy’s first leaflets are garnet red, which slowly fades to green.

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Birch Forest: The Lungs of the Earth

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in environment, leaves, Sweden, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Birch Forest: The Lungs of the Earth

The sub-alpine birch forest, in Abisko National Park in the northernmost part of Sweden, above the Arctic Circle. Last fall, I happened to visit at a rare time of sunshine, and in the low rays of the autumn light the leaves were pure gold.

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