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Old Sep 24, 2009, 6:34 AM   #1
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Default Some "fruits" of early Autumn

Out working in a few nearby old field habitats lately, and noticed several "fruits" and signs of early Autumn.
First some ripe Common Milkweed seeds - just a few of the pods have begun to open. I plan to return, as time permits, and get some more diverse shots...
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Old Sep 24, 2009, 6:36 AM   #2
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Other wild crops are ripening as well. It was tough to find a pokeberry stalk that still had more than half the berries - the Mockingbirds, Bluejays & 'Possums are eating them so quickly!
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Here's one of our native Euonymus plants in fruit. The old timey name is "Hearts-a-burstin," and a young man is supposed to give them to his sweetheart to show that his heart is "a-burstin" for her!
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Old Sep 24, 2009, 6:39 AM   #4
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This native Southeastern US tree is getting scarcer - not sure why - and many of the trees no longer bear fruit. We have several very productive groves here, and the fruits are deliciously sweet right now - although you might have to fight the raccoons to get them!
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Another early autumn "crop" is caterpillars. Here are two unusual ones. First is the "saddleback worm," lovely looking but watch out for those stinging hairs!
The second is an owlet moth caterpillar - which eats flowers instead of leaves! I find them mostly on Asters and Goldnrods.
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There's a little spring trickling through one of the old fields, with a few deeper muddy pools. A buzzing noise attracted my attention to this mating pair of Shadow Darners. Here are several views - which do you prefer?
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Here's a closer view - such amazing eyes on these critters!
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After this sunny stroll across the meadow, let's stop and take a rest at the old shade tree!
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Hope you enjoyed these few views. It's always fun to wander the fields with some friends!
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These are great Mole,
First time I've ever seen a caterpillar wearing a horse blanket!
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