Friday, May 2, 2008

Native Flowering Dogwood

Nothing is prettier in the sparse spring woods than the white clouds of dogwood gleaming through the tender green haze of new leaves. Dogwoods grow in fertile, moist areas in open woods and along roadsides. We have pockets of them up here on the mountain. You can see them from afar. Summer dogwood fruit is eaten by about 40 species of birds and the flower buds are eaten by squirrels and birds like turkey, ruffed grouse, bobwhite, and pheasant. Double click on the photo to open it up. It is a lovely flower.


djbrown said...

This is so you--layered and unique and standing out from the crowd-beautiful photo!

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