phenology

Wild Geranium Has Popped!

I did not know until recently how awesome wild geranium (Geranium maculatum) fruits are. This geranium is from April 5th, 2012. Geranium started flowering a couple weeks later this year (you’ll recall last year was freakish). This guy’s ready to pop! The developed fruit photos are from June 19th, 2013. And whoosh. The seeds have …

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Maramech Phenology

phenology (n): study of the influence of climate on recurring natural phenomena 1881, from German (phänologisch, Karl Fritsch, 1853) from Latin phaeno-, from Greek phaino-, from phainein “to show” Show yourselves, little plants of Maramech Forest Preserve! It’s early April, time for some of you to wake up. Hello skunk cabbage & marsh marigold. Laying …

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