Tuesday, November 8, 2011
I should have been a bit more observant last month. I know I could have found more flowers - asters, especially.
But by losing out on blooms I am able to paint a broader picture of what October looked like from a natural perspective in this most populous of boroughs (2.6 million, since you ask. New York City's population is about 8.5 million altogether).
1st Row: Persicaria sp. (smartweed), at the beginning and end of October, same patch in Green-wood; beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), Congress Street.
2nd Row: Hen of the woods (Grifola frondosa), blewits (Clitocybe nuda), both at Green-wood; blue wood aster (Symphiotrychum cordifolium) in Prospect Park.
3rd Row: Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima), Solidago caesia, jewelweed seed bombs (Impatiens capensis), all in the Midwood in Prospect Park, aka Litter Mob Land.
4th Row: Clematis seeds (Clematis virginiana, I think), BBG; Bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica) and an oak - (what kind?) at Pier One.
Here are previous botanical lookbacks: