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So into the creek bed we headed!

This was a nice find, the Weak Buttercup (Ranaunculus pusillus). It had been awhile since I had seen one.

Such a pretty little flower with its sepals drooping down.

An overall view of the whole plant. All species in the Ranunculus genus are apparently poisonous to livestock (FNCT).

Can you spot the cricket frog (Acris)?

In fact, I could not believe how close it allowed me to get. Most of the time it seems I am lucky to get within a few feet before they leap.

This was the creek bed. It had fewer pools of water than the last time we had visited. However perhaps after the last few days of rain it will have some water again.

The beavers have not abandoned the area yet. Jeanne and I had used a different beaver “slide” to access the creek bed. This path still had fairly fresh chips that it must have dragged down the bank as it headed back to its home.

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Keep looking!

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


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