Nuisance Species -

Common Loon mother with one of her two chicks (at 50 days of age). Loon chicks are ready to fly from their natal lake at about 90 days of age.

Directly across the street from 174 Lexington Avenue, Portland, Maine. The plant in this image has used a cyclone fence to reach an elevation of about 5 feet above ground.

A TENDRIL is a threadlike organ of a climbing plant, often growing in spiral form, which attaches itself to or twines round some other body, so as to support the plant.

Here a stem with its tendril extends out searching for more substrate to spread onto.

It is likely that the parent to this plant is the dome of Asiatic Bittersweet that is across the street at 174 Lexington.

Literally, if given enough time, Asiatic Bittersweet will cover every single tree, bush and fence in this neighborhood.