Category Archives: Flora

05.16.2022 FOY Painted Trillium

We had a bit of rain yesterday, sometimes a drizzle and others a shower, and in the morning I headed out hoping to find a few Painted Trilliums-Trillium undulatum to marvel at and photograph. One of the pleasures in observing … Continue reading

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05.10.2022 Trillium Tuesday

I am not sure I can be as prolific with trilliums as frogs but I’ll give it a shot. I am fortunate that these White Trilliums-Trillium grandiflorum are thriving in my small woods. I can wander out every morning to … Continue reading

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05.09.2022 Marsh Marigold

Not actually a marigold, which is in the Aster family, Marsh Marigolds are wetland plants, often found growing in wet mucky locations such as swamps, fens, and of course marshes. Caltha palustris is a member of the Buttercup family and … Continue reading

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05.03.2022 You don’t always get what you want-2

I set out yesterday morning with the hopes of finding some Fringed Polygala in Lawrence Swamp’s pine woods here in town. Not a sign of them although I have found some on this date in May in the past. But … Continue reading

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04.26.2022 Britches hung out to dry

Artistic license with the spelling.   Dutchman’s Breeches-Dicentra cucullaria, growing near Gunn Ledges. Because of their hanging and tenuous grip on the stem these are hard to catch still. 1/6 sec at ISO 400 and f/11 captured them fairly sharp. … Continue reading

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04.25.2022 Ledge Flower Bouquet

Near the waterfall I shared last week are ledges that offer several species of wildflowers to enjoy and photograph. Among the first is Early Small-flowered Saxifrage-Micranthes virginiensis.  Small-flowered is accurate as the flowers are between a quarter and third of … Continue reading

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04.24.2022 Celandine Poppy- Stylophorum diphyllum

This was going to be a “Silent Sunday” post but figured I’d say a little about it.  This popped up in my yard without a deposit slip.  No idea where it came from but they are nice medium-sized yellow flowers.  … Continue reading

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04.17.2022 Mayflower

Also known as Trailing Arbutus-Epigaea repens flowers well before May as evidenced under our side yard Hemlock currently. It got its name because it is among the earliest of spring flowers but generally appears before the actual month it is … Continue reading

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11.09.2021 And just a few feet away

from the maintenance shed was this nicely shaped Red Oak pup trying its hardest to grow into a big tree.  As with MacLeod Field, this area is regularly mowed so this tree may not gain its maturity but now that … Continue reading

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10.19.2021 Another Bindweed manifestation

Not a moment’s consideration of converting this one to black and white.  I went to visit a local conservation area for the first time in a long time, more on that tomorrow, and as I walked in I noticed this … Continue reading

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