A Walk at Morningside Park: February 2021

The last time that I visited this lovely area on Highland Creek was almost five years ago when I led a group here.

Here is how it looked on this brisk 2021 February morning:

Some botany:

Amur Maple (Acer maackii)
Spindletree (Euonymus europaea)
American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)
Red Ash (Fraxinus pensylvanica)
White Spruce cones (Picea glauca)
Red-osier (Cornus sericea)
Larch (Larix)
Large-tooth Aspen (Populus grandidentata)
Gypsy Moth evidence on Red Oak
Crack Willow (Salix fragilis)
Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
Dog-strangling Vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum)
Basswood (Tilia americana)
Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)
Apple Cedar Rust on Red-cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
Mullein (Verbascum thapsis)
White Mulberry (Morus alba)


Shed no tear! oh, shed no tear!
The flower will bloom another year.
Weep no more! oh, weep no more!
Young buds sleep in the root’s white core.    – John Keats (1795–1821)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “A Walk at Morningside Park: February 2021

  1. Lisa Volkov

    Oh, those happy pre-COVID days!
    Who says winter isn’t beautiful? Maybe not, sometimes, in the grey city, but here it’s gorgeous.
    Hope you didn’t encounter that terrible ice you once told us about, if this was the place!
    Thanks, Miles!

  2. Gloria James

    We are sure in an icy grip today! However the creek in the ravine park near our house has a very thin film of ice.


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