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Esa



Joined: 03 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:06 am    Post subject: New hobby Reply with quote

I started a new collection. Mostly pictures, a few body parts can be picked up, unlike birds.



sometimes notes would be good...how was the leaf attached?


this tree had a tent caterpillar tent, just one so far


this oak was confusing...two kinds of leaves
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JohnD



Joined: 08 Jun 2005
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Location: Brierfield, Nelson, Lancashire

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting variation in the oak leaves....Holly has two distinctive leaf shapes, only the lower leaves are spiny...
odd how things have changed....when I was at school it was just about no longer acceptable to collect bird eggs though it did still happen...but I remember well a neighbour collecting butterflies aas part of a University Zoology project...and a fellow school pupil who collected bird wings (from birds he found dead) and most of us collected wild flowers without a second thought.
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Esa



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to collect plants for school in Finland, 80 plants. I noticed I had misassigned one plant, a rare one. It was not supposed to be collected. I had to throw it out and go in the wooods and find a tree for the replacement plant. Of course, it was a lot harder to press the tree flat in the collection.
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Esa



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

we also have vines, and this is no swamp, just a wildlife area next to a freeway
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Esa



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a sort of bromeliad in my locust tree in the yard


wonder what it is? Karwin? I am sure they had these in Louisiana.
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Esa



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My epiphyte is probably a tree also, maybe a basswood/linden
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