Tag Archives: flora

09.14.2020 Macro Monday

I went to visit the fringed gentians this morning.  Unfortunately, sunshine is required for them to open and I only had a few early hours to be out.  I did find one composition with a bud and that will show … Continue reading

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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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08.31.2020 Round-leaved Sundew

Round-leaved Sundew-Drosera rotundifolia is a small carnivorous plant found in wetlands. They were not flowering quite yet on Sunday but hopefully will be this weekend as many had buds though they were still tight. All those “dew” drops are sticky … Continue reading

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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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07.20.2020-2 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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07.20.2020 Black-eyed Susans

On the way to Quabbin Park this past Saturday, I noticed a lot of Black-eyed Susans-Rudbeckia hirta, aka Black-eyed Coneflower, in a parking area.  When the park never opened, at least after an hour had passed from the 6 a.m. … 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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