Wednesday, November 9, 2011

November 9/ Nature Notes

In the wild, central Ontario this week

Most flowers are gone now and seeds are maturing and finding ways to spread. In the largest square, you can see that the prickly cucumber (Echinocystis lobata) has dried and opened and released its seeds.

Moving clockwise: Most of the seeds of Virgin's bower (Clematis virginiana) have now dispersed, but the seed inside the red osier dogwood (Cornus stolonifera) is still on the plant as is its bright red leaf.  The red berries of the highbush cranberry (Viburnum trilobum) still contain their seeds and are likely to remain on the bush until spring when birds are hungry enough to eat them - they don't appear to be as appealing this time of year.  Goldenrod (Solidago ssp.) are still hanging onto their seeds.

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21 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm so impressed that you know all this information. Great post.

Kate said...

The prickly cucumber appeals to me. Now tell us, please, how you know all these scientific labels and characteristics. I'm totally impressed.

Sandra said...

magnificent color pallet here, wow on that and I like the cranberries. have always loved Goldenrod, and it is pretty here even though not still gold. beautiful collage

Jill said...

I just love this beautiful collage!

Buttons said...

Oh I love when you tell us the real names. You are so clever. Beautiful pics. B

llandudnopictures said...

That is a spectacular collection of natures best!

Louis la Vache said...

Fantastic collage! Your really do a fine job with these!

NatureFootstep said...

I think we have all except for the big one with needles.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful colors and textures.

Kim, USA said...

These are beautiful! Everything around us are almost gone and I have seen brown stating to creep out. ^_^ Happy Wednesday!

Lowell said...

Another gorgeous collage! And again, I'm impressed with your extensive knowledge of Ontario flora.

That prickly cucumber looks very dangerous. Is it edible? Can't imagine why anyone would eat it! :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

So beautiful collage with wonderful details!
Ahh Mother Nature is a blessing!
Léia

Jenn Jilks said...

I don't think I've ever seen a prickly cucumber! Thank you!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Carver said...

I love to watch seeds mature this time of the year. I always enjoy your nature collages.

Viola said...

Oh.. I'm glad I decided to push on "older post" and found this awesome collage of the Autumn's beautiful "fruits"! Well done my friend! :)

Rose said...

Beautiful!

Jo Bryant said...

the second one almost looks like a painting...lovely

Oakland Daily Photo said...

«Louis» sent me. Wonderful collage. Perfect capture of the season. Have I asked you before what program you use to make your collages?

bettyl said...

Such a great variety of textures and colors!

Jedediah said...

Autumn is always a time for great colours and you have a gorgeous selection. The prickly cucumber looks very cool.
My unknown flower is indeed a coreopsis, by the way, thanks for the help.

Leora said...

Your colors have faded from the brights of the summer - reds and browns now reign. Wonderful collection.

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