Winter Walk

 Wood-nettle (Laportea canadensis) in a depression along Rock Brook. 

Though the daytime temperatures have been reminders of early autumn, peak color was blown away overnight by heavy rains. We have a late-November landscape and September thermometer reading.

Pileated woodpecker holes on an ash. 

 Apical dominance of an American beech.

 Witch hazel.

The work of winter resident birds - woodpeckers or nuthatches?

all images Sourlands, November 27, 2011