American Bushman

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Friday, October 06, 2006

On The Hunt

I spent my time in the woods yesterday on the hunt for Carpinus caroliniana (AKA Musclewood, Hornbeam, Ironwood, etc.)

North American Forest Service Page

American Hornbeam turns orange in Autumn so that makes the task of finding it a little easier. I know there is a grove growing locally but finding it has proven a bit more complicated than I originally thought.

(Bark image courtesy of Forestry Images)

I found a very small sapling yesterday and I hope to uncover some larger specimens today when I return. Now that I know I'm in the right area it should be a little easier than it was when I just wandered through the woods hoping to encounter it.

Thanks for reading,



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