Green-Wood Harvest

Regulus satrapaGolden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa).g7g6g5Three different hickories, genus Carya. Bitternut, Mockernut, Shagbark? Rana catesbeianaBulllfrog tadpoles (Rana catesbeiana) were still to be seen swimming. A single Common Green Darner was flying. There was also a bee of some kind passing by. Dendroica palmarumPalm Warbler (Dendroica palmarum).Juglans nigraA field of Black Walnuts (Juglans nigra): these were thudderdudduding down in the wind; don’t stand under the walnut tree with anybody, not even yourself.Catharus guttatusHermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus).Diospyros virginianaCommon Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana). They smelled absolutely fantastic. But, alas, the very ripe ones were mostly squashed.Diospyros virginianaAlthough they say the fruits need a freeze before they’re palatable. Brooklyn is just beyond the traditional natural limit of this species, but Green-Wood is full of exotica. As in this sprite:woodland sprite

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4 Responses to “Green-Wood Harvest”


  1. 1 Melita October 27, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Great pics. Never thought squashed persimmon could be so interesting. I could almost smell them. The darner didn’t perch? No photo?

    • 2 mthew October 27, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      Nope, the Darner did not perch. I find they rarely do. Such energy! But I did photograph a Swamp Darner today, again, the only dragonfly in evidence, up near Cold Spring, NY.

  2. 3 Elizabeth October 27, 2013 at 9:51 am

    That poor sprite must have been freezing in our chilly weather.


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