Author Archives: Natalie

Goodbye to the Tree Year

Dear Tree Year contributors and tree lovers Now that the International Year of the Forest and 2011 ends, we say goodbye to this Tree Year Project. In the spur of a moment exactly a year ago, last December, I decided … Continue reading

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The last Tree Year post on my Honeysuckle

My honeysuckle in the blue pot looks pretty much the same as it did a year ago: a lot of empty branches, some remaining brownish leaves and some berries to be picked by European Robins or other birds. It will … Continue reading

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Last Post on my Lunch Tree

It didn’t work out as planned: for Tree Year, instead of coffee and sweeties after lunch, I wanted to go see a tree and take photos and write about it. I was able to watch the seasons on that big … Continue reading

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September and October Treeyear

Looking back at two fall months and what some of the contributors reported: Katie saw a Red-shoulderd Hawk and a Monarch on her coast Douglas-Fir (link). Lucinda did syrup with the berries from her Hawthorne (link). Jen found out about … Continue reading

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The Hoverfly

It might have been one of the last mornings when my Honeysuckle gets some sun and I was able to take this photo of a Hoverfly (Syrphidae) enjoying what the plant provides. It’s probably a Marmelade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus – … Continue reading

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