|Honeysuckle vines this week, Oak Point Nature Preserve|
|Textile collage, 2007|
The plant growing around our lamp post had an aggressive tendency to take over lawn and even the driveway. Pruning and mowing only set it back for a little while. I am pretty sure it was Japanese honeysuckle, planted by the previous owner who also painted the kitchen and bathroom "Chinese red" and was fond of bamboo blinds. They had no idea what a fight that plant would give us over the fifty plus years my parents lived in that house. Japanese honeysuckle is now considered an invasive, and it is certainly running rampant at the preserve, binding and draping over the native plants and trees. So the intoxicating scent means trouble.
|Sphinx moth, Oak Point Nature Preserve|