Late Fall at Arnold Arboretum

Late Fall at Arnold Arboretum

Photos taken at the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, MA on November 23, 2008.

Copyright (c) 2008, Sandra J. Loosemore. Photos are provided for personal viewing only; no other use is permitted without prior written consent.


Here's a general view from near the Forest Hills entrance looking towards Bussey Hill.
Leaf season is done now, but there are still lots of fall fruits and berries about. These are Sargent crabapples, M. sargentii.
This big Korean mountain ash tree is also loaded with berries.
The mountain ash berries attracted a big flock of these birds. Alas, none of my photos of them turned out particularly well. I'm fairly certain these are waxwings; grayish birds with crests and black and white masks, and lighter-colored underparts.
These red berries are common winterberry, a variety of holly.
Cattails growing on the fringe of the wetland near the main entrance of the Arboretum.
Here's a general view of the wetland area.
These are the catkins of the hazel alder, growing near the wetland. The ones on the left are the female catkins, and the ones on the right are the males.
The tag identified these as red chokeberries, but they're not really red; more purplish.
With the leaves down, I found myself paying more attention to the bark and shapes of the trees.
Here's a shot of the tree the bark belongs to; it's a cork tree.
Some of the cork trees also had berries.
Here's a general view, heading out of the cork grove and on towards the locusts.
This is one of the ponds back near the Forest Hills entrance. Note that there's a skim of ice on the pond; it was sunny but quite cold on this morning.
These purplish berries belong to a Himalayan privet.
This interesting specimen is a white mulberry.
Taking the trail up Bussey Hill now.
Tea crabapples -- presumably so called because of the brownish color rather than because of the flavor, because they tasted pretty much like any other crabapple to me.
It was curious to see these big buds on the rhododendron with winter approaching.
Looking southwards, more or less, from the top of Bussey Hill. The Blue Hills are visible in the distance.


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