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Acer circinatum

Acer circinatum

I promised some autumn colour, so here is Acer circinatum, or vine maple, growing in an exposed site within E.C. Manning Provincial Park. You can compare these trees with the ones in a shaded location featured on BPotD a few days ago. Just a slight difference.

An image planned for a future entry will be accompanied by a written explanation of why individuals of the same species colour differently. For today, though, just enjoy.

BPotD news item one: Tangled Bank Number 38 is up, this time hosted by Living the Scientific Life. Tangled Bank, if you've not heard of it before, is a collection of recent online scientific writing contributed by a number of authors. This time there are forty-one contributions, including the submission from Botany Photo of the Day, Biarum tenuifolium. You could spend an entire day reading all of the contributions – wish I had the time!

BPotD news item two: Dr. Scott Russell, who runs Scott's Botanical Links, has highlighted Botany Photo of the Day as his selection for October 5, 2005 (and he mentions the six month anniversary). Thanks, Scott – BPotD still has a long way to catch up to your nearly ten years of daily links and reviews!

BPotD news item three: I'm communicating with The Science Creative Quarterly, an online science daily, about collaboration between BpotD and SCQ (they're here at UBC as well). I'm sure you'll be hearing more about them in the near future, but for now, be sure to check out their bold site for its style and content.

Botany resource link: The Miracle of Fall from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Horticultural Extension is a comprehensive resource site about autumn colours that includes suggestions for foliage plants and foliage webcams(!). Discovered via the Librarians' Index to the Internet.


amazing colours

Some useful notes on this Pacific North-west native can be found at:

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