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  1. Wild grape

    Snapshot Title: Wild grape
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Backyard wilderness on Beechwood
    Image Owner: Illah Nourbakhsh



    Description:

    There are several species of this native vine in western Pennsylvania. This example looks like Riverbank grape (Vitis riparia).



  2. Amur honeysuckle

    Snapshot Title: Amur honeysuckle
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Backyard wilderness on Beechwood
    Image Owner: Illah Nourbakhsh



    Description:

    Scientific name: Lonicera maackii. This non-native deciduous shrub is listed as an invasive species in Pennsylvania and most nearby states.



  3. Black locust

    Snapshot Title: Black locust
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Backyard wilderness on Beechwood
    Image Owner: Illah Nourbakhsh



    Description:

    Scientific name: Robinia pseudoacacia. This quick-growing native tree is a legume (bean family). Notice the compound leaves and small thorns. Its very hard and rot-resistant wood makes great decki...



  4. Virginia creeper

    Snapshot Title: Virginia creeper
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Backyard wilderness on Beechwood
    Image Owner: Illah Nourbakhsh



    Description:

    Scientific name: Parthenocissus quinquefolia. This native vine looks much like Poison ivy and grows in similar edge habitats. It always has 5 leaves, while Poison ivy always has 3.



  5. Poison ivy

    Snapshot Title: Poison ivy
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Backyard wilderness on Beechwood
    Image Owner: Illah Nourbakhsh



    Description:

    Scientific name: Toxicodendron radicans

    It's worth learning to identify, and stay away from, this plant!



  6. Grass bald?

    Snapshot Title: Grass bald?
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Max Patch, Pisgah National Forest
    Image Owner: Christopher Hoadley



    Description:

    There's been discussion in botanical circles as to the origins of these southern Appalachian, high elevation 'grass balds'. An early article in the journal Castanea makes for interesting reading: h...



  7. Tulip poplar

    Snapshot Title: Tulip poplar
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Max Patch, Pisgah National Forest
    Image Owner: Christopher Hoadley



    Description:

    Young tulip poplar (aka 'tulip tree'), usually a very tall-growing, straight-trunked native. Genus/specie: Liriodendron tulipifera.



  8. Orchardgrass

    Snapshot Title: Orchardgrass
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Max Patch, Pisgah National Forest
    Image Owner: Christopher Hoadley



    Description:

    Another introduced perennial cool-season grass (Dactylis glomerata).



  9. Timothy

    Snapshot Title: Timothy
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Max Patch, Pisgah National Forest
    Image Owner: Christopher Hoadley



    Description:

    Timothy (Phleum pratense) is a common perennial field grass native to Europe.



  10. fine portrait!

    Snapshot Title: fine portrait!
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Max Patch, Pisgah National Forest
    Image Owner: Christopher Hoadley



    Description:

    Hi Chris. I do like what that diet's doing for you...

    -k



  11. Farmstead

    Snapshot Title: Farmstead
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Hagerstown soil profile context
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    Old farmhouse, forebay bank barn (behind), and more recent out-buildings suggest a long history of agricultural land use in this area based, in large part, on the productiveness of the Hagerstown soil...



  12. Andover soil profile pit

    Snapshot Title: Andover soil profile pit
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Hagerstown soil profile context
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    Approximate location of the Andover soil profile. See: gigapan.org/gigapans/32497/ .



  13. row crops

    Snapshot Title: row crops
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Hagerstown soil profile context
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    A corn field belies the fertile Hagerstown topsoil that fringes the base of Tussey Mountain.



  14. isolated woodlot

    Snapshot Title: isolated woodlot
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Hagerstown soil profile context
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    Widely scatterd woodlots, remnants of an era when they served as windbreaks and provided fuelwood and hardwoods for farm implements, are characteristic of the rural parts of Nittany Valley. The Hagers...



  15. sedges

    Snapshot Title: sedges
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Andover 360 deg. pan
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    Sedges (Carex spp.) are very common in this clearing. Hydric perennial graminoides - both sedges and rushes (Juncus spp.) - express the poor drainage conditions associated with Buchanan soils, where f...



  16. vacated biopore

    Snapshot Title: vacated biopore
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Andover soil profile #2
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    See Andover profile #1 for snapshot of an arthropod (a millipede) in this spot. This demonstrates that soil profiles can be dynamic. It also suggests that multiple exposures over time, and under vario...



  17. Hagerstown soil profile

    Snapshot Title: Hagerstown soil profile
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Hagerstown soil profile context
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    pit revealing Hagerstown soil profile, Larson Agricultural Research Center, Penn State University



  18. Buchanan soil profile

    Snapshot Title: Buchanan soil profile
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Andover 360 deg. pan
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    pit revealing Buchanan soil profile, Larson Agricultural Research Center, Penn State University



  19. cone of the Eastern white pine

    Snapshot Title: cone of the Eastern white pine
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: University of Guelph - Dairy Bush 03 - Sept 09 2009
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    Pinus strobus is Ontario's provincial tree. Older specimens often grow as emergents high above the canopy formed by deciduous trees. Leaves are soft and feathery in bundles of 5. Wood is creamy soft...



  20. Garlic mustard

    Snapshot Title: Garlic mustard
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: University of Guelph - Dairy Bush 03 - Sept 09 2009
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    Alliaria petiolata. A nasty invasive herb. Too bad it's in these woods.



  21. Mayapple

    Snapshot Title: Mayapple
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: University of Guelph - Dairy Bush 03 - Sept 09 2009
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    Podophyllum peltatum. One of my favorite woodland ground flora species.



  22. leading edge of a tidal wave?

    Snapshot Title: leading edge of a tidal wave?
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Hanauma Bay looking northeast to Makapu`u Point, Ka`Iwi Coast, east O`ahu
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

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  23. lovely silhouette!

    Snapshot Title: lovely silhouette!
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Hanauma Bay looking northeast to Makapu`u Point, Ka`Iwi Coast, east O`ahu
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

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  24. gotta...get...cell phone...reception

    Snapshot Title: gotta...get...cell phone...reception
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Hanauma Bay looking northeast to Makapu`u Point, Ka`Iwi Coast, east O`ahu
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

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  25. good advice

    Snapshot Title: good advice
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Hanauma Bay looking northeast to Makapu`u Point, Ka`Iwi Coast, east O`ahu
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

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  26. concrete structure

    Snapshot Title: concrete structure
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Hanauma Bay looking northeast to Makapu`u Point, Ka`Iwi Coast, east O`ahu
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    what's this?



  27. interesting plant!

    Snapshot Title: interesting plant!
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Hanauma Bay looking northeast to Makapu`u Point, Ka`Iwi Coast, east O`ahu
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    Richard, these look like succulents of some sort. Any hints? Great pan, by the way.

    Ken



  28. great view; nice deadwood

    Snapshot Title: great view; nice deadwood
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Hanauma Bay looking northeast to Makapu`u Point, Ka`Iwi Coast, east O`ahu
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

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  29. Dragon (1 of 8)

    Snapshot Title: Dragon (1 of 8)
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Thangka #2
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

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  30. great bee exhibit!

    Snapshot Title: great bee exhibit!
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Nittany Antique Machinery Show
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

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  31. oops...

    Snapshot Title: oops...
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Nittany Antique Machinery Show
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

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  32. friends

    Snapshot Title: friends
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Nittany Antique Machinery Show
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

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  33. millipede

    Snapshot Title: millipede
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Andover soil profile #1
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    Sometimes soil profiles take on life - in this case a millipede (class Diplopoda). These common arthropods are detritivores that forage on decaying organic matter.



  34. rock

    Snapshot Title: rock
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Frank Slide, Turtle Mountain
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

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  35. Ken Tamminga

    Snapshot Title: Ken Tamminga
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Fine Outreach for Science GigaPan workshop, May 2009
    Image Owner: mj knelly



    Description:

    from Penn State University



  36. nice pates #2

    Snapshot Title: nice pates #2
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Fine Outreach for Science GigaPan workshop, May 2009
    Image Owner: mj knelly



    Description:

    Yep, this confirms my suspicion, as does his association with inmate #486782-023.



  37. nice pates #1

    Snapshot Title: nice pates #1
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Fine Outreach for Science GigaPan workshop, May 2009
    Image Owner: mj knelly



    Description:

    conforming to the Robotics Institute's shiny-heads-in-the-back-row rule?



  38. Highbush blueberry.

    Snapshot Title: Highbush blueberry.
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Bear Meadows
    Image Owner: Tom Yahner



    Description:

    A native blueberry common to acidic wetlands. The USDA Plants factsheet lists some interesting common names. My favorite: whortleberry.



  39. Service ribbon facade

    Snapshot Title: Service ribbon facade
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: PA Military Museum #1
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    The front fa├žade of the Pennsylvania Military Museum is decorated with representations of several military service ribbons that have been awarded to Commonwealth veterans throughout the last century.



  40. Pennsylvania Military Museum

    Snapshot Title: Pennsylvania Military Museum
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: PA Military Museum #1
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    in Boalsburg, PA.



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