|flood plain stream|
I walk there daily with the dog, and I took the following photos.
|wild grape flowers|
The numerous wild grape shrubs have been flowering over the past several weeks with their insignificant white flower clusters.
|ripening wild grapes|
Some of the wild grapes are just starting to turn from hard green berries to soft purple grapes. Most will be done ripening by October.
|grape vine tendrils|
One distinguishing characteristic that helps in identifying wild grape vines from other vines with similar leaves is their forked tendrils.
The bottom of these bushes have been eaten away by the deer. All the wild raspberries that were pictured in a previous post have been eaten also.
All the pokeweed bushes in the woods have berries that are ripening and turning purple. When this happens, the stems and branches of the plants turn red to attract birds to the berries.