Tag Archives: native species

09.09.2018 Greater Fringed Gentian Buds

Hard to believe it’s that time of year already.  Not quite foliage time but I have seen changes starting, especially on some maples, already and this morning we actually have a chill in the air.  I could see my breath … Continue reading

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07.30.16 White Water Lily

July has flown by.  So much has been going on in general and with Bentley in particular.  The adoption became official last Sunday when we signed the papers after spending the month as fosters.  He has settled in very well … Continue reading

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07.12.2016 A piece of the puzzle

The puzzle is the wide expanse of what makes up our world.  Sometimes larger than life in our limited human experience and sometimes much smaller than our imagination can conjure.  In between can be found many levels for observation as … Continue reading

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07.10.2016 Steve and the Giant Purple Pitcher Plant

We’ve needed rain and got a little this morning while I was at Hawley Bog. Very little.  But that didn’t stop me from getting soaked.  The bushes and tall grass were leaning over the boardwalk and heavy with the mist/drizzle … Continue reading

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06.22.2016 Smaller Forget-me-not

Smaller Forget-me-not (Mysotis laxa), is one of seven species of Mysotis found in New England, only two of which are native.

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09.22.2015 Another Fringed Gentian Bud

Another from a couple of weekends ago.  I headed out in the late afternoon when I thought the Fringed Gentian would be open as it needs sunshine.  Of course, it wasn’t sunny in the face of imminent rain…which, by the … Continue reading

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09.18.2015 Stout Goldenrod

That’s the name in my old dog-eared Peterson’s guide.  But things change and this is now known as Squarrose Goldenrod reflecting the latin- Solidago squarrosa.  Goldenrods are a genus I haven’t really spent much time keying before, so this had … Continue reading

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09.02.2015 Spotted Touch-me-not

These are always a delight as summer wears on.  They bob around in the slightest hint of a breeze which means that one has to be careful when photographing them.  Even the bit of warmth coming from our bodies on … Continue reading

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08.26.2015 Fern-leaved False Foxglove

One of the wildflowers I look for annually during a Quabbin Park ride around is this lovely native yellow flower (Aureolaria pedicularia) that often exhibits a bushy growth which can reach about 3 feet in height. Happy Humpday folks.  We … Continue reading

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07.21.2015 Post D

I had a very slow start in my blogging with just the occasional post and sometimes went a few weeks or more without one.  Obviously I haven’t had a problem posting lately.  Quite a flurry from me.  I have made … Continue reading

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