Sep. 16, 2022

A wider shot of fernleaf. I would have been impatiently frozen in place hoping for a moment of less or no wind. And hoping the heavy rain held off for just a couple more minutes. It did, but not long enough to escape. You might notice this image is pretty grainy. To get the speed and light you need in those conditions, you give up pixels.

Sep. 15, 2022

This goldenrod grows in the western Great Lakes area. There is little scientific agreement on what to call it. Most often it is considered a disjunct population of the eastern Euthamia caroliniana. But it also could be a variety of two other more western species, or a species in its own right. If the latter, then it may be Euthamia remota. There is currently a genome analysis of Euthamia underway that hopes to sort them out.

Sep. 12, 2022

On our last botany club outing there was excitement about this tree. Really big ash fruit. That's a Michigan rarity, pumpkin ash! Then I went back with a long lopper and got some down. Those fruit are definitely long enough, but too narrow. It's the more common Fraxinus pennsylvanica.

Sep. 11, 2022

This Ohio spiderwort was blooming nicely last week at Ives Preserve. This is very late in the season for spiderwort. The plant may have been damaged and that could cause delayed flowers, but there was no visible injury.

Sep. 10, 2022

Goldenrod has many different looks, but this patch just seemed like the epitome.