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Monday, December 1, 2014

The hundreds!!

fig. 119: As the snow melts in spring, forgotten gems appear.

fig. 118: Frequently, the last leaf to fall is the most colorful.

fig. 117: A sea of red fungus spreads over this green leaf.

fig. 115: Unknown leaf preparing for the gray months ahead.

fig. 116: Some fungi live in harmony with their host, in this case, a large, leathery maple leaf.

fig. 113: Some yellow poplar leaves develop faux thorns to repel predators.

fig. 105: Leaves of the Anglerfish tree resemble the teeth of the eponymous fish.

fig. 104: Black walnut leaves are more colorful than those of their cousin, the English walnut.

fig. 103: occasionally, leaves fall all the way from the sky.

fig. 102: in parts of Cape Cod, polka dots are de rigeur.

fig. 101: skate egg case with O'Connor's zebratitis.

fig. 107: After the holidays are over, poinsettias find fresh ways to stay festive.

fig. 106: Some leaves revel in their imperfections, filling in cracks with gold.

fig. 114: Unidentified leaf preparing for the gray months ahead.

fig. 112: Rare leaf on leaf interaction caught on camera.

fig. 110: Black walnuts hide their poison behind bright decorations.

fig. 109: A branch of the rainbow tree in early spring.

fig. 108: One can never truly know what's on the inside of another walnut.

fig. 111: Black walnut leaves from Woodstock let their "freak flags fly."