Tag Archive | Winter Woodlands

Fifty Shades of Green

The winter woodlands is a dismal place with lifeless trees and shrubs, dried dead flowers and grasses and exposed decaying leaf litter and twigs. If you look beyond this bleak landscape, you will discover an intriguing world of plant-like organisms called lichens inhabiting the nooks and crannies of tree bark, fallen branches and boulders. Although […]

Maryland Woods New Year 2014

When you live in Florida it is easy to be complacent with the sub-tropical climate. I lived most of my life up north on Long Island where there are four entirely different seasons, each with their own beauty, each with their own challenges for organisms that survive there. On a walk through the Maryland woods, […]