Featured Story
06/07/19 8:00am

TIM PURTELL PHOTOS
Horsechestnut flowers.

Common Horsechestnut

Latin Name: Aesculus hippocastanum

Locations: A week ago common horsechestnut trees were in full bloom in various parts of the Island. Some stood out along Smith Street and a large specimen commanded attention in front of Havens House.

(more…)

04/14/19 3:00pm

Tim purtell PHOTOS
Beautiful flowers of the Japanese pieris.

Japanese pieris

Latin Name: Pieris japonica

(more…)

01/20/19 3:00pm

TIM PURTELL PHOTOS
A Japanese Cedar on the Island.

Cryptomeria or Japanese Cedar

Latin Name: Cryptomeria japonica

Locations: Cryptomeria trees of various sizes are sprinkled throughout the Island. A smallish one grows to the right side of the Library entrance. I’ve seen a magnificent individual in a private garden on Cobbetts Lane and ten mammoth trees stand guard in front of a friend’s home on Linda Road.

(more…)