Friday, 27 September 2013

Aspen, Populus tremula

Along with Common Orache, another new addition to the plant list for the reserve - seems to be a common theme for trees. Looks like maybe they weren't really recorded except for the results of a Willow survey which gives a good representation of that group. There are a number of Aspens along the roadside down to the main car park.

When these leaves catch the wind they look fantastic, especially when they turn gold and remind me of the time when I used to live in the Rockies.The way they vibrate I guess is why their species name is tremula.

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