Category: forest

Since winter I had been eyeing a strange small…

Since winter I had been eyeing a strange small island in the middle of one of the creeks running through Baxter’s Hollow, and after a few months it occurred to me that it was covered in horsetails. Today the water was finally low enough for me to jump rocks across to inspect. Indeed, it is a magical little island absolutely covered in horsetails.

microcosmicobservations: Marsh marigold (Calth…

microcosmicobservations:

Marsh marigold (Caltha palustris) and skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)

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The difference a few weeks makes! Everything is so lush.

Spring ephemerals!!! Featuring: marsh marigol…

Spring ephemerals!!! Featuring:

marsh marigold (Caltha palustris) (and a bit of skunk cabbage in the background), wood anemone (Anemone quinquefolia), spring beauty (Claytonia virginica), and large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora).

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Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina) – 9/17…

Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina) – 9/17 at Historic Yates Mill, North Carolina

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9/17 at Hemlock Bluffs, North Carolina Facebo…

9/17 at Hemlock Bluffs, North Carolina

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Amanita jacksonii –  9/17 at Hemlock Bluffs, N…

Amanita jacksonii –  9/17 at Hemlock Bluffs, North Carolina

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9/17 at Hemlock Bluffs, North Carolina Facebo…

9/17 at Hemlock Bluffs, North Carolina

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9/17 at Hemlock Bluffs, North Carolina

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Mycena haematopus – 9/17 at Umstead State Park…

Mycena haematopus – 9/17 at Umstead State Park, North Carolina

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9/17 at Umstead State Park, North Carolina Fa…

9/17 at Umstead State Park, North Carolina

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