Found on a Mongolian Oak in the National Arboretum. Insect has an elongated, stick like brown body with four yellow legs. It's immediate reaction to a potential threat was to remain perfectly still
Small fly with large, colorful (primarily orange with spots of green and blue) eyes and sparse hairs covering the body. Body has a reflective quality with an orange tint.
Rounded, lobed leaves. The particular lead was taken off of a very young tree, it also shows several signs of top mines.
Found on the George Washington University campus using a yellow pan trap.
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Sapling white oak roughly 1 meter in height. Lobed leaves with no teeth or extended center vein.
Large (4-5cm), 5th instar, caterpillar found in two leaflet shelter on kudzu. yellow-green in color with brown head and orange eyespots.
Roughly 1 meter in height with simple waxy leaves and green pods for seeds. Seed pods have ridges, and are filled with hair-like seeds.
Invasive, viny plant covering large area near bank of the Anacostia River. Three leaflets per leaf.
This bee is commonly found on George Washington University grounds thanks to Hartmut Doebel's bee hives in Lisner Hall. They enjoy a diversity of plants and make honey for the Founding Farmer's restaurant in Georgetown.
This damselfly was very narrow and the size of the lavender leaf. The head is dark blue with black stripes and the tail is a bright, baby blue color.
This is one of the most common kinds of bees found in The George Washington University grounds during this season. This particular one was found in front of Monroe Hall. It is the size of half of a human thumb and has a lot of hair.
These peppers were the milder form of chili peppers and are as thin as a pencil and shorter than your pinky! They taste like regular peppers. (Mild ones) and have around 10 seeds near the stem
You will find lavender outside of the psychology department of The George Washington University. It is a couple of feet off the ground and the flowers are a very light purple color - characteristic of the lavender plant.
Photos of the flowers. They have a more generic Apocynaceae look to them than Asclepias spp do. Also this is a test to make sure this gets added to the Great Nature Project.
Tree has simple leaves that grow opposite and have single main vein with smaller side veins and without teeth or lobes. Leaf tapers to both ends and the veins curve to follow the margin.
Tree has dark green, shining and oval leaves that grow alternatively and have lobes. Leaves are simple and deeply lobed with more than 4 bristle pointed lobes. Lobes broaden toward. Tree is not evergreen and has no thorns. Leaves aren't tip narrow or long.
Tree has leaves that grow alternatively. Also the leaves are broad, simple with teeth of consistent size and are not evergreen. Number of teeth are more numerous than side veins. Two side veins starting from the base of the blade are longer and are more consp. Also, the leaves are not lobed and are hairless.Tree doesn't have thorns.
Roughly 10m tall with irregular branch growth starting about 1.5m off of the ground. Leaves similar to that of the white oak (Quercus alba), but lacks true lobing and are much waxier in appearance and feel. Bark is gray-brown and grooved.