Wednesday, August 09, 2006

tupelo swamp 1

water tupelo trees (Nyssa aquatica) in a swampy area of the Hays Preserve. the wide base of the tree is called a "spreading buttress." at least that's what the little sign said. the bright green in the background is the Hampton Cove Golf Course, where indiginous species of upper-middle class suburbanites (H. sapiens hamptoncovus) can be found roaming the fairways.


At 6:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

fluff- i've enjoyed your photoblog especially since i just visited hays again today. i must comment on the caption for this picture: 1) to be scientifically correct, the genus name must have been mentioned previously in order for you to abbreviate it, and 2) i'm not sure i would call the creatures 'indigenous.' they seem to be invasive exotics to me.


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