Abstract

As we learn more about the ravines, our eyes seemed to be getting more attuned to the ecosystem of the creeks and ravines.

A sign of a healthy creek! The iron oxidizing bacteria at work!

It is like an abstract painting! Nature is a head of us in so many ways, eh!

The foam is created by gas mixing with some of these impurities in the creek, a natural process! Yeah for the healthy creek. Reese said it would be interesting to test it for lead. This is a unit where a lot of target practice took place and thus lead bullets. So yes, it would be interesting to find out if the lead has leached into the creeks.

A Post Oak seems to be standing on its tippy toes!

This maybe the biggest Greenbriar corm I have seen! And I can see a twisted face in it LOL.

Some of the soil has moved down the bank. However, the White Compass Plant (Silphium albiflorum) still thought it was a good place to put down roots.

Reese pointed to hole where the water was seeping out. My observation is that most of the creeks on the grasslands, have multiple seeps to keep the water flowing!

A gall on Poverty Weed!

Since we know what we are looking for, the Fossombronia liverwort I think will be a more common find along the creeks!

Similarly the Southern Shield Fern is popping up along the creeks. This was a small one and the only one we saw that day.

Remembering E.O. Wilson’s Wish for a More Sustainable Existence

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

7 Comments

  1. I see the twisted face. The poor oak on tippy toes looks like its dancing. Glad you had Reese with you to show the seep. Love the liverworts. They are so green.

  2. Now I really MUST read some of EO Wilson’s books – but where to start? with the last and work backward or the other way around?
    Years ago I downloaded (free) the 2009, 500+ page book The Super Organism he wrote with with Bert Holldobler but never got around to reading it.

  3. Now I really MUST read some of EO Wilson’s books – but where to start? with the last and work backward or the other way around?
    Years ago I downloaded (free) the 2009, 500+ page book The Super Organism he wrote with with Bert Holldobler but never got around to reading it.

    The bacteria photos are beautiful

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