WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? While puttering around the house, a few of these flowers caught my attention, as they do each year: Flowering dogwood, horsechestnut, azalea, and lilac. The horsechestnut seemed to be a bee favorite as a loud hum from bees could be heard all around itsContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? The flowers of this small tree that finally appeared belong to North America’s largest tree fruit–pawpaw (Asimina triloba). It is the only local northeastern member of the mainly tropical family–Annonaceae. The flower forms a fruit that resembles a small green potato. The taste isContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? If you’re not familiar with this tree, you might want to; It’s pawpaw. They make large banana custard-like fruit. What’s just as good is that deer don’t seem to browse the foliage for some reason. The pawpaws I see contain leaves down to theContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Well, it finally happened; I got to taste my first pawpaw fruit. One of our members let me try a pawpaw from one of their trees near West Shokan. I gotta say, this a great fruit. It really does taste like mango, banana-custard. IfContinue Reading