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

In the woods we return to reason and faith-Emerson

Best-Lynn

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Snake Skin in the Woodpile

I built our first fire of the season in the woodstove. And found this snake skin between the 2 logs i picked up.

Cheryl Wilfong

Sunday, August 25, 2019

8-25 Slender Gerardia

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Partially parasitic Slender Gerardia is in flower as is Whorled Aster, so called because of the way its leaves are arrayed around its stem.
John
Slender Gerardia

Whorled Aster

Saturday, August 24, 2019

8-24 Sweet Everlasting

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Sweet Everlasting and Closed Gentian, AKA Bottle Gentian, were both in flower in their rather unconventional ways.
John
Sweet Everlasting

Closed Gentian

Friday, August 23, 2019

8-23 American Dagger moth caterpillar

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The 3 inch, hairy, white caterpillar of an American Dagger Moth proved impossible to overlook.
White Snakeroot is in full flower.
A Monarch Butterfly nectared on a roadside Thistle while I snapped pictures.
John
American Dagger Moth caterpillar

White Snakeroot

Monarch Butterfly on Thistle

Monarch

Thursday, August 22, 2019

8-22 Swamp Beggar Tick

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Both Swamp Beggar Tick and Panicled Tick-trefoil are in flower.
John
Swamp Beggar Tick

Panicled Tick-trefoil

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

8-21 Japanese Knotweed

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Ugly invasive Japanese Knotweed is flowering prettily.
John

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

8-20 Clotbur

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Clotbur can be seen along shores and in other damp places although it flowers are easy to overlook.
John
Clotbur plant

Clotbur flowers

Monday, August 19, 2019

8-19 Pipewort

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Pipewort, AKA Hatpin, grows in shallow still water. It's small button-like cluster of white florettes are above water. Its grass-like leaves are submerged.
John
Pipewort

Sunday, August 18, 2019

8-18 Gall-of-the-earth

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Gall-of-the-earth, AKA Tall Rattlesnake Root, is nearing the end of its flowering window.
John
Gall-of-the-earth

Gall-of-the-earth leaves

Saturday, August 17, 2019

8-17 Heath Aster

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Narrow stiff leaves and small white flowers make Heath Aster easy to identify.
John
Heath Aster