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Hiatus

Major statewide beekeeper conferences. Vacation. Emergency weeks gone to help a friend. A total solar eclipse. Damn bees keep swarming. Large plant Id project to complete. Crafty time is limited to making bee equipment and mending. Damn it! There is … Continue reading

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Fluffies to come

Chionanthus virginicus, Fringe Tree, Old Man’s Beard, is a small shrub or tree in the olivefamily, often multi trunked, native to the southeastern United States. It is a common garden tree, tolerating air pollution and a wide variety of soil … Continue reading

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Figuring out Juglandaceae: Shagbark hickory

Back to the Juglandaceas! The common eating nuts (walnuts and pecans) have been covered, so now it’s the hickories, some of which are tasty and some of which are not, but even the tasty ones are a pain to get to, with … Continue reading

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New Years Eve

Last day of the year. Get yourself out and enjoy some nature. Maybe you’ll get lucky and see some really cool fungus. Or maybe you’ll find a cool tree killed by rodents. Although if the weather is really nasty, staying … Continue reading

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Merry something-or-other!

2016 almost over. Still time to finish a damn WIP or two. Got the rocket stocking done a week earlier. Even had time to add a bit of electronics to light up the sky. End count is 12 WIPS at … Continue reading

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Figuring out Juglandaceae: Pecans

Continuing with Juglandaceas in the area, and onto another tasty eating nut. This time, it’s pecans, Carya illinoinensis. Its unnecessarily complicated reproduction was covered in an earlier post. Beautiful trees, tasty nuts, nice wood, survives sapsucker attacks, an all around useful tree. Not … Continue reading

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Figuring out Juglandaceae: Black walnuts

Juglandaceae is the family of trees composed of the walnuts, hickories, and pecans. They are large trees with especially leafy leaves (bipinnate leaves if you wanna be all sciency sounding), and have nuts of varying tastiness. The nuts have a fleshy coating covering, … Continue reading

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