Fruit on earth of Weeds

Asian bittersweet, Frick Park, 29 Oct 2022 (image by Kate St. John)

1 November 2022

Simply over a week earlier I discussed the 6th mass termination throughout which the Planet will certainly come to be a small area with less varieties.

Planet will certainly be a various type of area– quickly, in simply 5 or 6 human generations. My tag for that area, that time, that evidently inescapable possibility, is the Earth of Weeds.

David Quammen, Earth of Weeds, Harper’s Publication, October 1988

The plants envisioned below are a few of those weeds, every one of them non-native invasives that take place to supply food for birds and also little creatures.

Recently in Frick Park huge groups of American robins demolished asian bittersweet, honeysuckle and also porcelain berry fruits. As they proceed their movement they’ll transfer the seeds along the road.

( Amur) honeysuckle fruit, NMR Path, 27 Oct 2022 (image by Kate St. John)
Porcelain berry fruit, NMR Path, 27 Oct 2022 (image by Kate St. John)

Pets that aren’t scared of thorns consume the fruits of Japanese barberry.

Japanese barberry in October (image by Kate St. John)

After the frost softens the Callery pears robins and also starlings remove the fruit from these intrusive trees.

Callery pear fruits in November 2012 (image by Kate St. John)

Although the fruits are “weeds” they can be stunning.

( images by Kate St. John)

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