Some of the magnolias in and around Atlanta are very tropical in appearance, especially those that are evergreen.
English Ivy Hedera helix, a creeping vine commonly planted around buildings, is invasive in Georgia. I had heard about its invasive nature, but hadn’t ever seen it outside of planted areas in the north. Here, it covers, and possibly smothers, trees and the ground in natural areas.
A bamboo species, likely non-native since many bamboos were introduced when the New World was settled, lines riparians zones in many of the urban parks in Atlanta.
Éva’s gaining more confidence and trust, and acting more as a dog, than a frightened mouse.
Lining this stream are signs from the Atlanta Public Health Department warning citizens about the poor water quality in the stream.