Nuts & Berries

While performing a wetland delineation on a disturbed woodlot in Howard County, Maryland, I could not but notice the autumn colors of various nuts, berries and fruits produced as food mast for wildlife, such as the following:

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Winter Grape (Vitis vulpina).

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Pokeberry (Phytolacca americana).

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American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana).

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Black Walnut (Juglans nigra).

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Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora).

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Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida).

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Crabapple (Malus sp.).

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Privet (Ligustrum vulgare).

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Barberry (Berberis thunbergii). 

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Yellow jacket ground nest.

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Common Greenbriar (Smilax rotundifolia).

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Mile-a-Minute (Persicaria perfoliata).

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Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus). 

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Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa), with female three-sided seed capsule.

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Wild Yam leaf turning color.

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I don’t know the species but it made for an interesting photograph.

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Chicken-of-the-Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus).

 

 

 

 

 

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