Saturday, February 20, 2010
Here a cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) finds its Friday morning breakfast at the tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) at Purdue Horticulture Gardens. The seed cones of the tulip tree provide food for seed-eating birds like the cardinal even this late in the winter. Pictures taken February 19. 2010.
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Link to Indiana State Tree/Indiana State Bird:
Link to previous post on this same tulip tree in December:
Posted by Nick at 8:10 AM
Sunday, February 7, 2010
This row of oak trees just west of the Horticulture greenhouses are Crimson Spire oaks (Quercus x bimundorum ‘Crimschmidt’), which are a hybrid between the native white oak (Quercus alba) and the English oak (Quercus robur). Pictures taken February 1, 2010.
Posted by Nick at 9:58 AM