Category Archives: Flora

09.12.2020 Saturday last Saturday

Although my understanding of when Sundew would be flowering was faulty, I did get a chance to photograph a flower when I went to Gauco Pond last weekend (The same day I shot the red-legged grasshopper I posted earlier this … Continue reading

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09.02.2020 Wordless Water-lily Wednesday

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08.09.2020-2 A slight change in plans

My trip to Moosehorn Pond was intentional and my plans there also although I was thinking of dragonflies which were not terribly abundant.  The change is that I was going to do this as a “Silent Sunday” post but decided … Continue reading

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07.29.2020-2 No pig in a poke this

Another yard shot, these are green berries, not yet ripened, of American Pokeweed-Phytolacca americana. We have quite a few of these plants and, as they are native, we don’t discourage their numbers in the yard.  There are other plants that … Continue reading

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07.29.2020 Wordless Water-lily Wednesday

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07.22.2020 Wordless Wednesday-Oriental Lily

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07.20.2020-2 Pink Reflection on Moosehorn Pond

Sunday morning I set out on a mission. I don’t always leave with a preconceived notion of what I am looking for but sometimes I do and this time I did.  I’ve had pretty good luck over the years with … Continue reading

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07.15.2020 Pretty Pest

Not everyone is a fan of bindweeds.  They are aggressive field climbers, often covering their “hosts” and hiding them from view.  I visited Mount Pollux yesterday morning hoping for some colorful clouds without favor but did notice these two Hedge … Continue reading

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07.13.2020 Wood Lily

I mentioned to Ann Mackay the other day that we have two very colorful wild and native lilies locally.  The Canada Lily, featured in that post, and the Wood Lily-Lilium philadelphicum featured today.  This is a shot from 2009 that … Continue reading

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07.12.2020-2 White Water-lily

I asked with my last water-lily post if there could be too many and the answer was no.  So here’s another from Poor Farm Swamp this morning. Come to think of it, the question was about lady’s slippers but a … Continue reading

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