May. 11, 2018

common pear, Pyrus communis

Finally, a random wild pear at the right moment. Open, but not too old. In good light. And of course, at a spot where pulling off the road was OK. It even has that little touch of pink to add interest. All the previous opportunities have lacked one or more of those factors. At one spot near here, you can get a glimpse of the history of escaping pears. The is an old rail bed, with many pear trees along it. Cores thrown out windows? Pears have been reported wild in all states except AK, AZ, CO, HI, ND, NE, NV, SD, and WY, and from BC, NS, and ON. Jackson Co, MI, 5/9/18.