Black Tupelo

Blackgum, sourgum, pepperidge, bee gum: Nyssa sylvatica. These berries, ripe now, are savored by birds and mammals, in the tree or on the ground.

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You may have noticed a dearth of bird photos in the midst of fall migration. My camera has died, after a lot of hard work (and getting smashed up during a fall in the dark of moonless Moneghan Island) over the last five years.

So I’m going to try something different: a GoFundMe campaign! Call me crazy, but I want to see what happens with a crowd-funding appeal to help me get an upgraded camera to improve image quality here. (This is an ad-free blog, which means I pay for it and you don’t have to put up with garbage ads about weight-loss mortgages tricks, or whatever.)

All is explained at the link. I hope you’ll take a look.

4 Responses to “Black Tupelo”


  1. 1 Ellen September 23, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    I am happy to support your camera fund. I have received so much joy from your blog and especially the incredible photos. I know you don’t do FB, but I shared about your blog as I know a few nature lovers who might enjoy as much as I do.

  2. 3 Charles September 23, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Met a guy once who took his canoe out to collect honey from hives he put under Tupelo trees. He made a good business selling Tupelo honey.
    Met a guy last week who told me that Tupelo germinated quite easily for him.
    I guess I’m going to grow some Tupelo.


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