Tree following, September 2018

Liz –  As we head into fall (autumn) here in Lexington, Kentucky the leaves on the black walnut are beginning to change colour from green to yellow.

    

I think that this may well be an Eastern tent caterpillar nest on the tree, which also shows a cluster of fruit and the leaves changing colour.

 

Mike – The medlar trees are still full of fruit, and a few leaves are showing signs of starting to change colour around the edges.

I picked a couple of fruit to show them cut open.  They were both really hard and it took a bit of effort with a sharp knife to do that.

These fruit are small,  a couples of inches (5 cm) across and not much more than an inch (2 to 3 cm) deep.

 

    

I noticed that one of the entries in one of the fruit classes at the show was medlars, and I heard the judge quietely mutter a distinctly unfavourable remark about them!

Our thanks to Pat, The Squirrelbasket, for hosting Tree following.  If you want to see what it’s all about, and maybe even follow a tree,  please click on the link shown over on the right-hand side.

Have a good weekend!

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19 Responses to Tree following, September 2018

  1. Jo says:

    Lots of interest with both trees at this time of year. It won’t be long until they’ve gone the full cycle.

  2. That was all very fascinating – both the amazing caterpillar “tent” and the secrets inside a medlar fruit. And a definite colour change in the leaves – particularly the walnut.
    I look forward to more news next month 🙂

  3. Liz says:

    The medlar fruit is apparently, an acquired taste! I love to “clerk” (US term) for judges at flower shows. You pick up some interesting comments and facts as they go about their duties.

  4. Jade says:

    Interesting updates of both the trees.
    I have never seen a caterpillar nest before. So, thanks for sharing.
    I’m sorry to say that I think quite the same as the judges about the medlar fruits.
    Thanks and same to you!

  5. Erika says:

    I think those medlar fruits look a bit creepy, kind of like a ghost head, from a distance. But the starlike pattern inside the fruit in the photograph is nice.

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  7. snowbird says:

    Wonderful caterpillar nest! Those fruits are so odd looking!xxx

  8. nikkipolani says:

    Such unusual details! I understand you’re supposed to be able to eat medlars, but if they are that hard to cut, I wonder!

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