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The fruits are not generally eaten, and human use is limited to the tree's wood, for instance in bow making (bois d’arc). These trees were imported in Europe in the early 18th century and become a source of different legends, ergo their European names: "pomme d'Adam", "pomo d'Adamo", "nuez de Adán." nature, tree, fruit, plant Photo: Luciano Elementi

A few osage oranges (Maclura pomifera tree) are still hanging by the Site 50 barn entrance from Batavia Road. The fruits are not generally eaten, and human use is limited to the tree’s wood, for instance in bow making.

Prairie burn

The fall prairie burn prepares the soil for winter and spring growth on Nov. 4.

Fall hangs on

Fall hangs on for a few more days at Fermilab. A burning bush east of Wilson Hall displays its last leaves on Nov. 5. nature, plant, tree, burning bush, building, Wilson Hall, fall, autumn Photo: Elliott McCrory

Fall hangs on for a few more days at Fermilab. A burning bush east of Wilson Hall displays its last leaves on Nov. 5.

Towering shadow

The gray shape of the brutalist building peeks is visible behind fall leaves in September 2017. fog, nature, building, Wilson Hall, fall, autumn, plant, tree Photo: Tim Chapman

The gray shape of the brutalist building peeks is visible behind fall leaves in September 2017.

Last month's snow took some by surprise. These lovely, snow-tufted trees, captured a year ago, on Oct. 30, 2019, remind us that sometimes in October, snow happens. And it can be beautiful. autumn, fall, nature, tree, plant, snow Photo: Tom Nicol

Last month’s snow took some by surprise. These lovely, snow-tufted trees, captured a year ago, on Oct. 30, 2019, remind us that sometimes in October, snow happens. And it can be beautiful.