Category Archives: Local Flora and Fauna

SITY: Striped Wintergreen

On Friday I took a quick hike into the wooded area of my property so that I could check on the rattlesnake plantain. There were no flowers yet but also no withered flower stalks, so I don’t think I’ve missed … Continue reading

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SITY: Weedy Orchid

A new plant sprouted in the yard this year, just within the confines of the landscaping border in front of the house, almost as if it wanted to be part of the “official” plantings. I kept an eye on the … Continue reading

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SITY: Interesting Leaves

They were obviously buttercups, but which kind of buttercup? The most likely types were bulbous buttercup, creeping buttercup, and meadow buttercup (a.k.a. common buttercup). I guessed that mine were creeping buttercups based on the growth pattern and appearance of the … Continue reading

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SITY: The Proof Is in the Plant

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SITY: First Toad

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SITY: Monster Roots

Check out these creepy things I found last week. I found these “monster roots” in a wooded area of my property, along a path that my husband had cleared for me to walk on. Botanical lingo is not my specialty, … Continue reading

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SITY: Spring Has Sprung

It has been chilly out lately, almost enough to convince me that it’s still winter. Yesterday was April 1st, and a snowstorm would have been a good prank, if Mother Nature been in the mood for such things. I guess … Continue reading

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Reading Report: March Violets

I recently finished reading The Violets of March by Sarah Jio (Grade: B+). I chose the book because I love violets, and I picked this month to read it, because that made sense given the title. March is on the … Continue reading

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A Gorgeous Day

Today was a gorgeous day, too warm for March, but still gorgeous. The crocuses were popping hard. The bees were busy. The sun–OMG–the sun. I had almost forgotten there was a thing such as the sun, and then there it … Continue reading

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Forgotten Pictures of 2021: Nature’s Ways

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