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To all those interested in the natural world. Please add your sightings.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

6-26 Crown Vetch

6-26
Crown Vetch and Carpenter's Square, AKA Maryland Figwort, are flowering and hatchling turtles were leaving tracks in the sand.
John
Crown Vetch

Carpenter's Square

Turtle hatchling tracks

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

6-25 Rabbit-foot clover

6-25
Rabbit-foot Clover is flowering along sandy roadsides and other inhospitable areas.
Lesser Toadflax favors railroad ballast, an even less hospitable habitat.
Chicory is starting to brighten road shoulders.
John
Chicory

Rabbit-foot Clover

Lesser Toadflax

Monday, June 24, 2019

6-24 Tubercled Orchid

6-24
Tubercled Orchids are flowering in wet meadows and along river banks.
Bristly Sarsaparilla can be seen in dry ledgy areas and along road sides.
Everlasting Pea is often introduced when construction areas are mulched and seeded.
John
Tubercled 

Bristly Sarsaparilla

Everlasting Pea

Sunday, June 23, 2019

6-23 Black-eyed Susan

6-23
Black-eyed Susans, Common St. Johnswort and Cow wheat are in flower. Cow Wheat is a parasitic species.
John
Black-eyed Susan

Common St. John'swort

Cow Wheat

Saturday, June 22, 2019

6-22 Thyme-leaved Sandwort

6-22
Thyme-leaved Sandwort, White Avens and Moneywort are among the day's flowerings. Moneywort is one of several yellow loosestrifes.
John
Thyme-leaved Sandwort

White Avens

Moneywort

Friday, June 21, 2019

6-21 Knawel

6-21
Knawel, a low creeping tiny flowered plant of gravel parking lots and similar habitats is opening flowers.
Beardtongue's flowering explains the reason for its name.
Hedge Bindweed's large white trumpets light up thickets and fields.
John
Knawe

Tall Beardtongue

Hedge Bindweed

Thursday, June 20, 2019

6-20 Purple-flowering Raspberry

6-20
Purple-flowering Raspberries are putting on a show, and a freshly hatched dragonfly hangs opposite the nymphal husk from which it emerged.
John
Purple-flowering Raspberry

Dragonfly with nymphal husk

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

6-19 Field Mustard

6-19
Field Mustard, Maple-leaved Viburnum and Witherod, AKA Wild Raisin, are all flowering.
John
Field Mustard

Witherod

Maple-leaved Viburnum

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

6-18 Motherwort

6-18
Motherwort and Indian Hemp are both starting to flower.
Wild Radish is at its peak.
John
Motherwort

Indian Hemp

Wild Radish

Monday, June 17, 2019

6-17 Dogbane

6-17
Spreading Dogbane and Tall Meadow Rue are both in flower.
John
Spreading Dogbane

Tall Meadow Rue