Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Brooklyn Bridge Park

A field trip with Joe on my day off to check out the landscape design elements and fall color of the new Brooklyn Bridge Park, and to try identifying species without handy labels nearby. Failure number one: the chrysalis above. No idea what kind of butterfly it might be, but I think it's hanging on a beech tree. The buds look pointy enough to me and similar to ones I remember on the beeches in Prospect Park last winter, but I can't be sure. Better success below, with the changing needle color of the deciduous Baldcypress and the beautiful Oakleaf Hydrangea.

It was a beautiful day with bright sunshine and blooming witchhazel, two of my favorite things. What's not to like about this new park and it's plantings?

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