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Forum: Help Identifying Plants 12-23-2010, 06:37 PM
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Posted By swamp thing
Maybe timothy, Phleum

Maybe timothy, Phleum
Forum: Help Identifying Plants 12-22-2010, 09:15 PM
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Posted By swamp thing
There are an awful lot of similar plants... it...

There are an awful lot of similar plants... it reminded me at first of burnweed, whose flowers never seem to open, but looking it up, it might be a Packera / Senecio of some kind.
This one looks...
Forum: Help Identifying Plants 12-22-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By swamp thing
I think it's an elderberry, Sambucus sp. The...

I think it's an elderberry, Sambucus sp. The flowers are almost identical to some viburnums but the leaves are very different.
Forum: North American Wildlife 12-01-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By swamp thing
Havalotta, it might be your browser, or maybe...

Havalotta, it might be your browser, or maybe your version of Adobe reader needs to be updated. I love Adobe but I've had problems with it in the past.
Forum: Landscape and Garden Design 12-01-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,229
Posted By swamp thing
I would think that the broadest possible...

I would think that the broadest possible interpretation of "design" would work for this forum's purposes - to me, any choices someone makes with plants in their yard is part of "design", even if it's...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 11-27-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By swamp thing
Missouri native, it's the same thing here with...

Missouri native, it's the same thing here with the dogwood fruits, they disappear in a day or two. Cardinals, catbirds, and robins.
Forum: Help Identifying Plants 11-27-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By swamp thing
It reminds me of Vaccinium - the red stems and...

It reminds me of Vaccinium - the red stems and simple, alternate leaves are consistent with some kind of blueberry/huckle/farkle/deerberry, etc.

There are different ones down south, I'm not...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 11-22-2010, 02:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By swamp thing
I'm sure they're ready by now. I think I picked...

I'm sure they're ready by now. I think I picked beries in September and got seedlings the next year, but not in spring. Much faster germination than some viburnums, though.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 11-18-2010, 08:25 AM
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Views: 875
Posted By swamp thing
These are Bohemian Waxwings...

These are Bohemian Waxwings (http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Bohemian_Waxwing/lifehistory), the same ones that appear in the the northern and western US in winter.
Forum: North American Native Plants 11-18-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 9,208
Posted By swamp thing
I just meant nobody can remember all the family...

I just meant nobody can remember all the family names...
I'm pretty sure what it is, and glad to hear it has toothed leaves instead of entire leaf margins... hint hint!
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 11-17-2010, 10:34 PM
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Views: 893
Posted By swamp thing
I've gotten suet from the butcher at the grocecry...

I've gotten suet from the butcher at the grocecry before, it wasn't expensive. But I will never melt it down indoors again. Peeeyooo!
Forum: North American Native Plants 11-17-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 9,208
Posted By swamp thing
Dap, just for laughs, look at the advanced search...

Dap, just for laughs, look at the advanced search and see how many plant families are listed in the USDA PLANTS "floristic area"... scroll down to number 2, Taxonomy, and and look at families... use...
Forum: Natural Areas 11-17-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 25,249
Posted By swamp thing
The moon is approaching full size ("waxing...

The moon is approaching full size ("waxing gibbous, 86%"), so it will be hard to see meteors until very late. The moon rises in the early afternoon and sets at almost 3:00 a.m., so the best viewing...
Forum: North American Native Plants 11-17-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 9,208
Posted By swamp thing
Toothed leaves, in a family that begins with R...?

Toothed leaves, in a family that begins with R...?
Forum: Invasive & Potentially Invasive Flora 11-17-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By swamp thing
It's a great resource, but it frustrates me, too...

It's a great resource, but it frustrates me, too - "Plants to Watch" ? Watch plants like Aegopodium podagraria take over our forests.

The National Park Service is watching this corktree, too....
Forum: North American Native Plants 11-17-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,007
Posted By swamp thing
A huge storm knocked off a lot of the tree's...

A huge storm knocked off a lot of the tree's leaves last night. They were just at their peak color a few days ago, a few weeks later than usual...
Forum: Help Identifying Plants 11-12-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By swamp thing
I watched the previews at...

I watched the previews at "unstoppablemoviedotcom". I saw a scene that didn't ring true for me (@ 1:47, if you care to bother); unless the plot takes the train onto abandoned tracks, there was way...
Forum: Pests and Pathogens 11-12-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,203
Posted By swamp thing
I think you're right, people were stumped. I'd...

I think you're right, people were stumped. I'd never heard of these shrubs before, but sweet box (Sarcococca) is a pretty good name for them, a fragrant shrub in the Buxaceae (Box family). At first,...
Forum: North American News and Current Events 11-10-2010, 03:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,326
Posted By swamp thing
Deer are a serious crisis in this general area. I...

Deer are a serious crisis in this general area. I can't drive to Philly without seeing at least three dead by the side of the road, and dozens browsing within 50 feet of the roadway. (US 422, near...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 11-10-2010, 03:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,352
Posted By swamp thing
Not to interrupt, but I'm not surprised there are...

Not to interrupt, but I'm not surprised there are bears and other wildlife within 50 miles of NYC. One thing I've learned from canoeing rivers in cities, is that there are amazing pockets of places...
Forum: Natural Areas 11-08-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,188
Posted By swamp thing
What I meant by "known karst area" is karst...

What I meant by "known karst area" is karst features like you mentioned, caves and sinkholes. Equilibrium, the key to the map you linked shows all of eastern WI and Menominee county as being...
Forum: Natural Areas 11-07-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,188
Posted By swamp thing
It's not in a known karst area. Karst is known...

It's not in a known karst area. Karst is known for sinkholes and depressions and caves; this is the opposite of a sinkhole, a ridge that formed overnightwith a crack down the middle.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 11-06-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By swamp thing
Somewhere in one of Peterson's books, he mentions...

Somewhere in one of Peterson's books, he mentions it was named by someone examining a tray full of preserved specimens, where the red belly was more obvious, but I can't remember if he was just...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 11-04-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,352
Posted By swamp thing
I'll guess Calliandra's birds are White Pelicans.

I'll guess Calliandra's birds are White Pelicans.
Forum: North American Wildlife 11-04-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,758
Posted By swamp thing
It's funny, I used to see coyotes occasionally in...

It's funny, I used to see coyotes occasionally in Maine - the deer hunters hated them, I guess for the supposed competition. But where I lived in Los Angeles (Hollyweird) I'd see them almost every...
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