flora
mycozaac:


Berberis thunbergii
Japanese Barberry is a plant that encroaches upon much of the remaining habitat of native flora and is a major host for ticks. What I see is that much of the havoc that the white-tailed deer are commonly blamed for is more attributable to the presence of this plant. More research is needed and while thorough manual removal is difficult convincing, Scott M does a good job of this the blog linked here.Observed May 13 2013 with Carol G and Eric L in Bartholomew’s Cobble, Sheffield, MA

mycozaac:

Berberis thunbergii

Japanese Barberry is a plant that encroaches upon much of the remaining habitat of native flora and is a major host for ticks. What I see is that much of the havoc that the white-tailed deer are commonly blamed for is more attributable to the presence of this plant. More research is needed and while thorough manual removal is difficult convincing, Scott M does a good job of this the blog linked here.

Observed May 13 2013 with Carol G and Eric L in Bartholomew’s Cobble, Sheffield, MA

bartramsinbloom:

Opuntia humifusa
Eastern Prickly Pear
June 20, 2014

Growing in the Bartram Appendix Garden

princeweeniepants:

shesavulgarwoman:


Behold, a 120+ year old rhododendron
They rarely grow into anything larger than a shrub, yet alone a tree! 

Why does this not have more notes??

Because we’re scared

princeweeniepants:

shesavulgarwoman:

Behold, a 120+ year old rhododendron

They rarely grow into anything larger than a shrub, yet alone a tree! 

Why does this not have more notes??

Because we’re scared