Category: outdoors

It snowed!

It snowed!

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I went to the canyon nearest to me just to spe…

I went to the canyon nearest to me just to spend a few minutes looking at how pretty the mountains look in the snow, and what did I notice? Green, lively moss! For the first time since I moved here three months ago, the moss was verdant, rejuvenated, no doubt from the moisture that trickled down from the melting snow. I could not be more thrilled, especially since I’d been longing for the small communities that form in pockets of moisture. It’s so nice to find little clusters of lushness.

By the end of next semester, I will probably b…

By the end of next semester, I will probably be able to quickly identify most of the lichens in the area. For now though? Just enjoying the diversity.

Asclepias verticillata – 7/18 at Mazomanie O…

Asclepias verticillata – 7/18 at Mazomanie Oak Barrens, Wisconsin

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Verbena hastata – Mazomanie Oak Barrens, Wisco…

Verbena hastata – Mazomanie Oak Barrens, Wisconsin

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Heliopsis helianthoides – 7/18 at Plea…

Heliopsis helianthoides

– 7/18 at Pleasant Valley Conservancy, Wisconsin

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Chocolate tube slime mold (Stemonitis sp.) – 7…

Chocolate tube slime mold (Stemonitis sp.) – 7/18 at Pleasant Valley Conservancy, Wisconsin

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Monarda fistulosa – 7/18 at Pleasant Valley …

Monarda fistulosa – 7/18 at Pleasant Valley Conservancy, Wisconsin

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