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Shagbark hickory bud May 6  2000 H.Karlson
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Shagbark hickory bud

 

 

Shagbark hickory bud opening May 12  2000 H.Karlson
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Shagbark bud opening

 

 


Shagbark hickory bud opened May 12  2000 H.Karlson
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New shagbark leaves

 

Hear the peepers?

 

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Wood anemone

 

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Wild strawberry

 

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Blunt-leaved sandwort

 

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Clayplain forest fragments in 
Addison, Panton, and Waltham

 

summer ...

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Bottlebrush grass

 

 

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Bur oak

 

 

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Downed wood and snags provide food for many animals and microorganisms

 

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Former pasture tree

 

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Forest floor

 

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The original bur oak from which these huge stump sprouts arose was more than 400 years old

 


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Bur oak leaves

 

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Shagbark hickory

 

fall ...

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Autumn leaves

 

 

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Icy forest floor

 

 

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Fall turns to winter

 

winter ...

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Evidence of pileated woodpeckers

 

 

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Winter shadows

 

 

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Oak in winter

 

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