Posted on 2021-03-222021-03-22 by the_dr_blueLexington WMA A bit more cast iron forest this afternoon, not just the garden! Probably a Common Buckeye butterfly caterpillar. Neat shelf fungi on a blackjack oak that has been burned in the past. Spring Beauty flower. Saw just a few! Moss with undeveloped capsules (thanks Jeanne!) Mexican Plums blooming had just a few bees on them. It was windy. Briar helped look for frogs. A round bit of moss. Close up of Mexican Plum flowers. Cardamine sp. (Thanks for ID, Abby!) You can see the leaves/rosette here. Flower of Cardamine sp. There were lots in this damp area. You can see in both pictures some nearby sedges.
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I am not familiar with Cardamine species. The grasslands does not have it listed. I will keep an eye out for them.
Looks like it was a very fun afternoon. Go Briar!
Check this out…. https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/227805#page/5/mode/1up
Here’s another. https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/234153#page/12/mode/1up
Oh and Briar looks good in orange!
Very cool!! Thanks!
Briar sure had fun. Did she need a bath?
No the dirt generally fell off. And today is a downpour so she’s getting a rinse anyways!