What Did We Decide

Well, I left you hanging yesterday. 😉 Sometimes it is just too much to push on and you need to turn back. Perhaps find an alternate route?

The hole in the side of the bank looked intriguing. However the branches were thick and the side was narrow. I decided to give it a go. Certainly the worst would be I might get my feet get a little wet.
I made it! Propped up on a rock I got a nice look at the bank. So I was glad I went for it.
Jeanne followed behind bringing the flashlight. The wear pattern on the left side was interesting. Definitely was worth it to see this.

Pushing on, we used the root as a foot hold. It was tight!

Mosses covered sandstone jutted out.
The wall of the bank was very sandy. This moss hung like a green carpet that had lost it floor.

One of the species of moss along the edge was Fissidens.

Truly the Fissidens capsules were beautiful!

We had gone as far as we could because the ravine had way too much brush and trees to maneuver through. In fact the backtracking was a bit more tricky. I slipped with one foot into the water just a little. However that was ok. Ahh the adventure!

Lastly an update and some sleuthing by Suzanne. So on the post Cold Stratification, I had a plant I thought might be Square-bud Primrose (Calylophus berlandieri). However Suzanne has a Missouri Primrose coming up now and it looks just like the plant. Indeed thanks Suzanne for solving the plant’s identity!

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Keep looking!

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


  1. Another lovely creek adventure! And…you’re welcome! When I saw that Missouri primrose sprouting in my yard, I immediately thought of your photo. I’ve never paid close attention to the rosette before.

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