Flora and fauna of the Athens County area, and occasionally habitats outside Ohio. Subject matter will consist of both interpretive material and taxonomic issues in plant and animal identification.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Due to a busy schedule, my posts have decreased over the fall months. I do hope you'll return from time to time to check for more. I am in the process of scanning hundreds of slides to use as possible topics. I know the quality may not be that of digital, but it's either that or pictures of SNOW for the next 3 months! Thanks for following and for your comments. Hang in there. Dennis
Sunday, November 21, 2010
One of the most reliable ways of separating the two is by the twig. The first pic is that of a young Kingnut whose bud is still green. With age the outer scales will darken, and the inner scales will stay white, just like the second picture. The Kingnut has a twig that is tan, beige, or flesh-tone, sometimes with a speckling of orange. The Shagbark twig is dark brown and Clint Eastwood, or "dirty hairy".
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Found in moist woodlands, it does best where the sun penetrates the canopy. It is quite acid tolerant.