Along the Air Line... 2009 - Fall, Part 2
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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October 11th. Thirtythree degrees and dense fog over the marsh.

 

 

Red Maple (Acer rubrum).

 

 

Look closely.

 

 

Did you find the Chipmunk (Tamias striatus)?

 

 

October 12th. First frost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 13th. A few fall Asters left.

 

 

Judd Brook riffles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 14th. Frost again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 15th. A Hawkweed (Hieracium sp.); possibly Canada Hawkweed (Hieracium canadense).

 

 

October 16th. Red Maple (Acer rubrum) overlooking the Jeremy River bridge.

 

 

 

 

 

Exposed wood of a downed tree ripped open by dirt-bikers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sphagnum Moss growing on the face of a rock cut.

 

 

Barberry (Berberus sp.), an invasive plant.

 

 

 

 

 

Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana). Seeds are dispersed after passing through birds' guts.

 

 

Same photo, converted to monochrome.

 

 

 

 

 

Burls are abnormal growths on trees resulting from some form of stress. See Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burl

 

 

October 19th. Domestic Turkey near Cranberry Bog.

 

 

Morrow's Honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii).