Dwaas Kill Miscellany

Today’s sunshine and cooler air following last night’s much-needed rains provided me sufficient excuse to visit the Dwaas Kill Nature Preserve in the Town of Clifton Park.  My visit was rewarded with a wonderfully mixed bag of sights.

Some blooms –

Hedge Bindweed

Hedge Bindweed

Common Winterberry

Common Winterberry

Agrimony

Agrimony (Refer to next photo to learn how to identify this species.)

Agrimony leaflets are smooth on underside except for a few hairs along the veins. (That is how you distinguish the species from Woodland Agrimony whose leaflets are downy underneath.)

Agrimony leaflets are smooth on underside except for a few hairs along the veins. (That is how you distinguish the species from Woodland Agrimony whose leaflets are downy underneath.)

A few berries –

Red Baneberry

Red Baneberry

Mystery ‘shrooms –

Anyone know what mushroom this is? (I don't.)

Anyone know what mushroom this is? (I don’t.)

And a buck –

Young white-tailed buck with velvet-covered spike antlers

Young white-tailed buck with velvet-covered spike antlers

Happy trails!

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