“Take Pictures. Leave the Creatures”: August 2021

Taylor Creek Park has several ponds.

It is possible to find many creatures here including these Green Frogs which I photographed last August.

Someone is concerned about pieces of this life being removed and painted this sign on the sidewalk in front of a pond:


I will identify it at the end of the post.

Some botany:

Fowl Meadow Grass (Glyceria striata)
Alternate-leaved Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)
Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus)
Tansy (Tanecetum vulgare)
Phragmites (Phragmites australis)
Alternate-leaved Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)
Butter-and-eggs (Linaria vulgaris)
Prickly Lettuce (Lactuca serriola)
Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)
Giant Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)
Spearscale (Atriplex patula)
Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Giant Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)
Spearscale (Atriplex patula)
Celandine (Chelidonium majus)
Lamb’s-quarters (Chenopodium alba)
Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)
Common Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)
Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcmara)
Wild-cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)
Lamb’s-quarters (Chenopodium alba)
Japanese Beetle on Siberian Elm
Curled Dock (Rumex crispus)
Gray Dogwood (Cornus foemina)
Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)
Joe-pye-weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
Mullein (Verbascum thapsis)
Great Burdock (Arctium lappa)
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)


The cones of White Cedar.

White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis)


The Sound of Trees Robert Frost

Some day when they are in voice
And tossing so as to scare
The white clouds over them on.
I shall have less to say,
But I shall be gone.

Miles Hearn

1 thought on ““Take Pictures. Leave the Creatures”: August 2021

  1. Lisa Volkov

    I love Taylor Creek Park. And I certainly agree with that statement! I know that people take frogs out of that pond. Leave them for the Herons! (A touch of wry humor, there.) Seriously, though–nobody should take anything out of the park, unless they are officially authorized to do so for reasons of science or park maintenance. Beautiful pictures. Thanks, Miles!


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