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Speaknig of Nature

Bigtooth aspen’s leaves, dispersal of seeds fascinating

The only way to find leaves like this in the autumn is to take long, quiet walks in the woods and pay attention to the ground.
Photographer: Bill Danielson
The only way to find leaves like this in the autumn is to take long, quiet walks in the woods and pay attention to the ground.
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It was during the wonderful days of late autumn some 20 years ago that I encountered the bigtooth aspen for the first time. I have one particularly vivid memory of spotting the leaves of this species, but not being able to find the tree from which they came. It was a lovely mystery that will always be tied to the lovely and unusual leaves of this species. As the name suggests, bigtooth aspen leaves are ...

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