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Near the Brearley Oak that I posted about last fall, there is large piece of land owned by a major pharmaceutical company. The land has been left unused for the past 15 years, and much of the vegetation has reverted to its wild nature. Last week I went there to photograph the Brearley Oak with its full complement of leaves. However, the birds and flowers in the back of the oak were much more interesting.

The tree was filled with sounds of birds which nested there, and I am sure most of the sounds were warnings the birds sang about my intrusion into their domain. Here’s a robin perched on a branch of the oak.

Robin

Robin

As I walked along a jogging path near the oak, I saw many flowers, some familiar, and others I can’t name.

Coreopsis

Coreopsis

Rubdeckia, or Black-Eyed Susan

Rubdeckia, or Black-Eyed Susan

Black-Eyed Susan and other flowers

Black-Eyed Susan and other flowers

Thistle

Thistle

Wild flower

Wild flower

 

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