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"Turbulent Abstract" – Phosphila turbulenta on smilax
Smilax, greenbrier, the thorny tangle of bright green vine and waxy leaves, limits my access to the swampy lowlands of Millis, Massachusetts. In one place the leaves have been skeletonized, in another they are simply missing. If the timing is right I may just catch a look at the culprits; turbulent phosphila, a mass appearing more like some strange outdoor QR code than biological life.