More from the creek

Over the last six days we have gotten 3.72 inches. So I bet the beavers’ pools in the creeks have gotten bigger. Additionally many of you have gotten a lot more than we have at our house. Yippee I say.

The clouds were pretty interesting on the way home last night.
Wispy undulating. And we were glad for the clouds because it made driving so much easier. πŸ˜‰
Now back to the grassland outing. When Jeanne picked this walnut shell, I thought pig nose. Jeanne saw the heart! πŸ™‚

My goodness, a big Greenbriar (Smilax bona-nox) leaf!
The Spotted Phosphila (Phosphila miselioides) finds the Greenbriar very tasty! I usually find the cats either on the underside of the leaf or crawling on the vine.

Jeanne found a beaver path down to the creek bed that wasn’t too steep. So down we went. Of course we found some Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum) and plenty of Horsetail too.

The last time we found this plant, the Water Pimpernel (Samolus valerandi) the flowers were about done for. The plant is pretty small and the flowers even smaller.
So I felt lucky to have a good specimen to photograph! The flower is only 3 or so millimeters across.

Now I had the views covered for my photo documentation. πŸ˜‰

More tomorrow from the creek!

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  1. I saw one of those phosphila’s once! I didn’t realize they were hosts to greenbriars but that makes a lot of sense now considering where I found it.

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