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  • Sun, 11 Apr 2021 20:21:05 GMT

    Love finding the delicate little lavender Hepatica flowers -- and a few whites surprisingly among them.
  • Sat, 10 Apr 2021 14:11:32 GMT

    First find for me! The amazing, tiny, mycoheterotrophic Virginia Pennywort (Obolaria virginica)
  • Thu, 01 Apr 2021 17:17:34 GMT

    From the elegant, native ephemeral bloodroot in the woods to the weedy bird's-eye speedwell in lawns everywhere: So much to love about spring!
  • Wed, 10 Mar 2021 23:19:33 GMT

    Snowdrops aren't native here but are so cute as they naturalize in little woodland patches. Experimenting with a "permanent' ballpoint brown-ink pen.
  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 21:33:08 GMT

    Turkeytail covered in algae = a surprisingly bright lime green
  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 21:28:36 GMT

    Although evergreen, Ebony Spleenwort is looking a bit stressed in late winter
  • Fri, 05 Mar 2021 21:17:59 GMT

    Among residual winter woodland treasures (pine cone, beechdrops, Trailing Arbutus leaves), I spotted tiny TA flower buds hinting at the promise of spring
  • Sun, 14 Feb 2021 00:57:51 GMT

    Found jimsonweed shrubs with dried, split seed capsules along a nearby stream. Amazing structure with its sharp defensive spines. TOXIC.
  • Fri, 12 Feb 2021 17:17:39 GMT

    The fascinating world of lichens is more visible on trees in winter, without the distraction of leaves and flowers. This clump includes one of my favorites: "Old Man's Beard" (Usnea sp.)
  • Tue, 02 Feb 2021 18:13:59 GMT

    Skunk cabbages are up - hooray! First signs of spring.
  • Sun, 24 Jan 2021 15:20:54 GMT

    Found last year's Hepatica leaves persisting on the forest floor
  • Mon, 18 Jan 2021 15:34:39 GMT

    The bizarre Gilled Polypore. The "gills" of this bracket fungus are actually pores, and it's classified in the polypore family. aka "mazegill"
  • Sun, 17 Jan 2021 15:15:01 GMT

    Fascinating clubmosses --evergreen, ancient fern allies. Found adjacent patches of our two most common species, so useful for comparing
  • Tue, 12 Jan 2021 22:37:55 GMT

    Christmas Ferns are evergreen, easily seen throughout winter, but may seem to be suffering. On the fertile fronds, the smaller pinnae near the tips dry up after spores are released. And the entire plant tends to lie down in a mat. All normal.
  • Tue, 29 Dec 2020 20:27:09 GMT

    While not native in my immediate area (in Maryland, only in the westernmost county), its reddish-purple stems clamor for attention in the winter garden. And attracts various local wildlife.
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