Draw the twigs of the six most common deciduous trees as a winter nature journal activity.
Buds can be used to identify a tree or tree species. The color of the bud scales, the number of buds, where the buds are located, and their position are key. These little tightly closed bundles will burst and grow when the weather warms and the growing season gets underway. Even in winter, you can study […]
This photo gallery of spring blooming native plants were taken in my garden and in natural places and public parks in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. These blooms are on trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, and herbaceous flowers. These plants are indigenous to the Atlantic Coastal Plain and the Piedmont Upland regions. Many of […]
One of my favorite native flowers in my garden.
Common name: Eastern Red Cedar Scientific name: Juniperus virginiana L. Family: Cypress Family (Cupressaceae). Native floristic province: Eastern woodlands Native range: The distribution of red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) spans the U.S. east of the Rockies. The species also occurs in Oregon in the west. The southern red cedar (var. silicicola) occurs only in the southeastern […]