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The pale green objects on the underside of this Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans) stem are not part of the plant. They're Leaf Hoppers, quarter-inch-long insects related to cicadas, aphids, and scale insects (Order Homoptera). Thy have straw-shaped mouth parts that pierce their host plants and enable them to suck out water and nutrients.

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Persimmons (Diospyros virginiana) are one of the tastiest wild edibles at Hilton Pond Center. Each fall, human staff members compete with 'possums and 'coons and crows for the most succulent fruit.

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Although Black Vultures (Coragyps atratus) can be seen soaring above Hilton Pond Center nearly every day, they seldom take time to perch on dead snags around the property.

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