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GREAT HORNED OWL, Bubo virginianus

This Month in the Newton Conservators Almanac
December 2013
In some years during early morning hours of the Christmas Bird Count, the owl team has located as many as three or four great horned owls within the city limits.

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WINTERBERRY, Ilex verticillata

November 2013
Winterberry grows to be six to 10 feet high. You will find winterberry in both wet and dry soils in woodlands, swamps, bogs and along the edges of ponds.

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SUGAR MAPLE, Acer saccharum

October 2013
Sugar maple is the classic New England maple tree. Its five-lobed dark green leaves turn a brilliant yellow, crimson and scarlet color in the fall.

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Aster

September 2013
ASTERS have star-shaped flower heads. There are many different kinds of aster and most of them bloom in late summer or early fall. A common aster of woods and thickets is heart-leaved aster,

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CARDINAL FLOWER, Lobelia cardinalis

August 2013
Cardinal flower is a striking plant standing two to five feet tall. It has scarlet petals the color of a cardinal’s robe. The flower is a long tube with two lobed lips and protruding stamens.

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