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September 4-10 In the Woods

 After a hot spell, the weather has cooled some.  The woods at Spring Creek still wear late summer, but some changes anticipate fall.  The poison ivy is turning orange.  Fewer flowers in bloom, although both pale and spotted touch-me nots are in full swing.  The occasional tree starting to dull in color.   Above: Hackberry trees Above: Remains of wingstem among poison ivy and others Above:  Black walnut Above: Goldenrod Above: Mostly poison ivy and the remains of cutleaf coneflower Above: Poison vvy turning orange Above:  Pale Tough-Me-Not Above: Dogwood Above: Redbud leaves Above: Virginia creeper turning orange on a hackberry tree Above: Snakeroot, goldenrod, and black or brown-eyed susans Above: Thistleweed bent to the ground Above:  Spotted Touch-Me-Not Above: Bare black walnut limbs and nuts. Most black walnuts still have leaves. Above: Goldenrod and yellowing leaves Above: Vine losing leaves Above:  Wild sunflowers or perhaps Jerusalem Artichoke.

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