Halloween

Discussion in 'Talk about UBC Botanical Garden' started by wcutler, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Well, it's a week till Halloween, but today was plenty eerie, what with the fog (see Daniel's Photo of the Day), spider webs, and even an owl. As I understand it, this Barred Owl was hired to keep the squirrels at bay. It was very close to us, but it was so dark and foggy that I only got this one photo almost in focus.
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    Most of what I'm posting this week are here either as a framework for spider webs (so for some you'd need to click on the photos to see those) or an artsy fog photo. Here's Meliosma oldhamii var. oldhamii (I think I called it M. pinnata var. oldhamii a week or so ago, but it seems to be on the list with this other name).
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    Tapiscia sinensis
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    Quercus myrsinifolia and Quercus macranthera
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    Neolitsea sericea, with more flowers than we found last year. It has just enough spider strings to make it into this posting.
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    Liriodendron chinense - those eyes on the bark are pretty creepy, and the little girls dresses look like creepy cutouts.
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    Of course, Decaisnea insignis, Dead Man's Fingers, make it in on creepy too.
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    Here's Acer cissifolium, and Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium' (I don't have a good excuse for including this one).
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    Stewartia pseudocamellia
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    The fog lifted for most of the time Lee and I were in the North Garden, but it came back in time for this photo of Aesculus californica.
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  2. Lee P

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    Love the photos. On the Liriodendron #8 are those holes in rows around the trunks really from woodpeckers? Any bird experts out there know what kind?
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Red breasted sapsucker.
     
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    Lee P New Member

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    Thanks Ron B. Indeed, I saw one of those in the Garden not too long ago.
     

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