The tutor shares another of his field finds. Out in the woods a few days ago with the field guide, my simple plan was to identify a new plant. I didn’t know what or where it would be, but expected …

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The tutor shares another field find. Two posts ago I discussed my discovery of a Pacific crab apple. A couple of other discoveries happened in parallel. While thumbing through the guide to find the match for the tree, I sat …

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The tutor continues a survey of the wild plants in the yard. I’ve been looking for other plants to identify. There is one in some gravel; I’d say I’ve pulled it up many times. Yet, it persists. This time I’ve …

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The tutor reflects on summers past as he discusses his latest identification. I recall, growing up in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, a tree with deeply furrowed, dark grey bark, and compound leaves whose leaflets were rounded, not pointed. It …

Field guides, old memories: tree identification Read more »

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