Sunday, September 27, 2015
A Walk in the Woods
Chestnut Land Trust's Parkers Creek property, where they have marked trails just north of us, on the Parker's Creek watershed.
Persimmon Tree with some ripe fruit.
Sassafras, with the classic three lobed leaf, starting to get fall color. Sassafras used to be the flavoring for sarsaparilla and root beer (it's synthetic now), but if you get into the roots you can smell the classic "root beer" odor.
Tulip Poplars, with lots of underbrush.
Bald Cypress grove in a wet spot along the way back. We're very close to the northern edge of their range, but there are at least three places in the county that they can be found.