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Tree-following: Changes!!

Posted on the 14 September 2019 by Hollis

Tree-following: Changes!!

The leaves on the trees around the Art building are still green, but looking a bit dry.

WE HAVE NEWS! The haws on the Russian Hawthorns (Crataegus ambigua) that I’m following have turned red, as you can see in the next photo. Note also the rabbit by the rabbitbrush (Ericameria) which is in its prime right now (the rabbitbrush that is).
Tree-following: Changes!!
Okay, they’re hard to see. The next photo should help (click to enlarge):
Tree-following: Changes!!

Tree-following: Changes!!

Just one cluster of haws on the East Hawthorn (labeled in previous photo).

Tree-following: Changes!!

There are more haws on the West Hawthorn, scattered about.

Tree-following: Changes!!

Rabbit (left) and Rabbitbrush (right).

Many insects were visiting the rabbitbrush flowers. This is just a small sampling, and the photos are fuzzy because everybody was really zipping around. It’s wonderful to see so much activity in Laramie this time of year (mild September so far).

Tree-following: Changes!!

Bee, center of photo.

Tree-following: Changes!!

Not a bee I believe (but I'm NO entomologist).

Tree-following: Changes!!
Above and below—same butterfly, two views.
Tree-following: Changes!!
The fairy(?) castle now leans terribly. Maybe water from the torrential thunderstorm last week undermined it. Or maybe the fairies had a crazy wild party!
Tree-following: Changes!!
Tree-following: Changes!!
After greeting the Woman at the Entrance, who has a bloodshot left eye for some reason (that fairy party?), I took a peek inside the Art building: not much in the way of exhibits, though Agri[culture] is back, with new photos.
Tree-following: Changes!!

Tree-following: Changes!!

My fave.


Tree-following: Changes!!
This is my September report for our monthly virtual tree-following gathering, kindly hosted by The Squirrelbasket. More news from followers here. To join in the fun, check this post for information and encouragement!

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