The view through the pines as I entered the forest.
Upon entering the hardwoods, the understory becomes much more open.
Looking west at the edge of the woods.
Podophyllum peltatum (Mayapple) is a very common plant in our forest.
As I returned to the farm, I walked down this unmowed path. The grass was chest high and I was flanked by Hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Apples (Malus spp.), Damson Plums (Prunus domestica var. insititia), European Buckthorns (Rhamnus cathartica), and Amur Honeysuckles (Lonicera maackii). I couldn't help feeling like I was in Tolkien's "Shire."
It was a very pleasant couple of hours.