Monday, June 4, 2007

Yummy plants at Fire Island

Went for a walk in a little nature reserve on the island - it was magical. Dunes with grasses and thicket vegetation shaped by wind and salt spray - structurally much like the Cape coastal systems, except they have wild black cherries, beach plums, American holly (that's the right - the xmas stuff), junipers and pines ... can you imagine!

Wild Black Cherry in full bloom
a few bogs with Phragmites
Boardwalk through the 'sunken forest'- a lovely mix of holly, safrasso, shadbush and occasional junipers - felt almost like a milkwood forest

Woodpecker work

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