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Video blog 2: McKinney fish hatchery
Posted on Mar 5, 2024 3:37 PM

As I have posted many photographs of plants from this area, I thought I would share a short tour of the McKinney fish hatchery with all of you.

I tip my hat to you.

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Video blog 1: Aberdeen lake park on Page's lake
Posted on Feb 17, 2024 7:12 PM

This was originally posted in a forum but I thought I would add it here as my 1st video blog.

I tip my hat to you.

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Field trip to Reservoir park, Lake warrior and Sandhills horticultural gardens on August 23, 2023
Posted on Sep 10, 2023 4:57 PM

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Field trip to McKinney fish hatchery August 9, 2023
Posted on Aug 9, 2023 2:33 PM

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Sensitive Briar (Mimosa quadrivalvis var. angustata)

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Tickseed, Coreopsis major

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Orange milkwort, Polygala lutea

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Anglestem primrose-willow (Ludwigia leptocarpa)

Until my next trip...
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I tip my hat to you.

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Field trip July 10 and 11, 2023
Posted on Jul 11, 2023 4:58 PM

July 10, 2023
Today I ventured over to the northern wetland areas above Aberdeen lake park. The weather was perfect with an overcast of clouds and cool temperatures for a change. It's been devilishly hot the last week or so. The weather people keep talking about it a lot, and I just say to myself dang it all; it's July it's supposed to be hot.
Map of the area:

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My route:
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As I made my way around my route I made several stops. At each stop I would walk around a bit, through the woods or field or along the railroad tracks or along a stream. This is how I find new stuff. I added 3 new plant species and 1 moth today. I also found out that the Inaturalist app will make mistakes. You will see in the next graphic that it list a species Callisia ornata. That's wrong, it was actually the other species, grass-leaf roseling, graminea.
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Here is some of the stuff I shot along the way today.
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Swamp mallow, Hibiscus moscheutos

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Setaria parviflora

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Aberdeen pond

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Queen's Delight (Stillingia sylvatica)

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This is another place I like to look for plants and other stuff the good old power pole corridors. I found some interesting stuff in these places.

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Vetch Looper Moth, Caenurgia chloropha

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Carolina Desert-Chicory, Pyrrhopappus carolinianus

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Lactuca graminifolia, grass leaf wild lettuce

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Soft Goldaster, Bradburia pilosa

July 11, 2023 Weymouth Woods Sandhills nature preserve and Fort Liberty reservation:
The weather today was a bit warmer and with lots of sun but not too much humidity. The low humidity always makes it much better. I went to Weymouth specifically looking for crane fly orchid in bloom without success. Then I ventured over to Fort liberty to see what I could find. Nothing much found today except some mushrooms and 1 new moth. There was lots of stuff blooming but nothing new, although I did photograph some of the older stuff.

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Yellow Patches Amanita flavoconia

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Decorated Owlet Pangrapta decoralis

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Red Chanterelle Cantharellus cinnabarinus

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Savannah meadow beauty, Rhexia alifanus

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Beaver dam on James creek

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James creek

Until my next trip...
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I tip my hat to you.

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