Glen Eagles Vista: Rouge Park

I have often driven by this place and decided to have a look at it today.

There is a very short, flat trail from the parking lot which leads to an excellent panoramic view:

 

A look at some of what is growing here:

Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)

Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Red-cedar (Juniperus virginiana)

Blackberry (rubus)

Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)

Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)

Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) with fruit

Red Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

Tulip-tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Tulip-tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) with its “oven mitt” bud

Red Oak leaf in ice (Quercus rubra)

The ever-present discarded coffee cup:

Red-osier Dogwood and Silky Dogwood look very much alike. To tell them apart, cut a twig open to look at the interior “pith”. If it is brown, it is Silky Dogwood like this one. Red-osier has white pith.

Silky Dogwoon (Cornus amomum)

Miles Hearn

 

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