Backyard Biology

Nature stories from my backyard and beyond


Nature's Ornaments

Thursday, January 7, 2010

An excursion along the upper reaches of the North River in the dead of winter, visually, is a pretty bleak experience. The swamp maples, only recently blazing forth in the fiery reds and oranges of fall display, are now leafless and, apparently lifeless. Just a few dried twisted stems of last season’s wildflowers bear evidence of natures artistry...