09-22-14 Field Note

Rebecca Durhams's Field Note explores autumn leaves and final flowers.

Fire tones hone our eyes towards intricate venation (Spiraea betulifolia).
Long-flowering pearly everlasting succumbs to seed (Anaphalis margaritacea).
Ox-eye daisy, like many non-native plants, blooms when most species senesce (Leucanthemum vulgare).
When the fruit splits, seeds drift with help from hair-like comae (Epilobium ciliatum).
A copper-colored spider explores a birch branch (Betula papyrifera).
Adorned with cone scales and debris, a tailed frog finds protection among river stones (Ascaphus montanus).
Posted on 9/22/2014 by Rebecca Durham