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R.I.P., bur oak branch

Gone! My bur oak branch has been lopped off. Here’s the same shot in February 2011, which is when I started tracking the seasons by following this low-hanging branch on the University of Minnesota campus: I had just signed off … Continue reading

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Viva los robles!

This post is a fond goodbye to my bur oak branch. I photographed its dormant buds last February and marveled at its brand-new bulging buds in April and its robust growth in June. I witnessed the aftermath of insects feasting … Continue reading

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It’s dog-eat-dog on my bur oak branch

Last month I ran a photo of a mysterious black band on the bur oak branch I’ve been following since February. A state scientist helped me identify the band as a batch of eggs laid by an unidentified moth. Here’s … Continue reading

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Somebody laid eggs on my bur oak branch

I’m tracking the passage of the seasons by following a branch on a stately old bur oak at the University of Minnesota. The season hasn’t changed, of course. It’s still summer, and, in fact, the temperature in my neighborhood probably … Continue reading

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My bur oak branch at the summer solstice

I’m sending out this post on the summer solstice. This is the sun’s day to shine! Well, maybe not much in southeast Minneapolis, but still, this is the day of the year with the most daylight hours and the fewest … Continue reading

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My bur oak branch in the winter

I’m a Minnesota native, but I lived for a while in Seattle. One of the reasons I wanted to move back here was to be near oak trees again. True fact, just ask my husband. I missed the humble oak … Continue reading

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