Houghton Garden Walk on Oct 2, 2022

I walked for around 40 minutes in the Houghton Garden Conservation in Newton. The weather was quite cool, and it was overcast. It didn't really matter because there was mostly total tree coverage along the different paths. I could tell that the season is turning to fall as many of the leaves had just began to turn in shade to an orange color, however, there was still flowering plants around. The colder weather could also explain why I saw no animals around. Besides the trees, much of the growth was very low to the ground and leafy, likely as a product of the small creek running through the park. The park was nice in that the older tree cover meant there were openings of little growth on the ground, so sticking to the gravel paths wasn't necessary and I could wander around. The openness made the walk feel less directed and more like wandering.

Posted by rileypsmith_ rileypsmith_, 02 October, 2022 21:31

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Maples (Genus Acer)

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rileypsmith_

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October 2, 2022 04:04 PM EDT

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Two-leaved Toothwort (Cardamine diphylla)

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rileypsmith_

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October 2, 2022 04:06 PM EDT

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Velvet Milkcap (Lactarius lignyotus)

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rileypsmith_

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October 2, 2022 04:13 PM EDT

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Pincushion Moss (Leucobryum glaucum)

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rileypsmith_

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October 2, 2022 04:21 PM EDT

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Rough-stemmed Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa)

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rileypsmith_

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October 2, 2022 04:27 PM EDT

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Rhododendrons and Azaleas (Genus Rhododendron)

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rileypsmith_

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October 2, 2022 04:41 PM EDT

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