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Verdant creek surface

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Sycamore Leaf in Creek with Algae 1167

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On February 15th I spent some time walking along a creek that runs through the hills in the far northwest part of Austin. Perhaps brought out by the warming temperatures that week, patches of the algae floating on the surface of the creek were such a bright green that they seemed unnatural, though I know there’s a contradiction in calling anything in nature unnatural. The browning leaf and bits of decomposing seed balls were from nearby sycamore trees, Platanus occidentalis.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 8, 2014 at 6:01 AM

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