Greening Up

Even with no sun shining today, it wasn’t bad at all. With a high of only 81F I thought it was quite nice! So I headed over to a nearby grasslands unit this morning.

The early morning undulating clouds were spectacular! I love the clouds!

As I got out of my car, a Red-shouldered Hawk was screaming. Was it a hello or annoyed at me for disturbing its peace? I do not know because that is what they always do. LOL. At any rate, it left.
The distinctive seed pod of a Jimsonweed or Moonflower (Datura wrightii) was still standing. FYI, the non-native Datura seed pods are erect, not nodding like this one.

Under the trees this plant caught my attention with its frosted hairy leaves. No clue to its identity.

This particular unit had a prescribe burn either last year or the year before. I just don’t remember. However the Common Split Gill (Schizophyllum commune) on the tree had made a home.
It is always delightful to see the fuzzy gills.

A splash of yellow stood out! This was not the first time this season for the Fringed Puccoon (Lithospermum incisum) for me. I had seen it at home three days earlier.
Petrified wood laid on top of the ground.

Here is a look at the area with the Goldenrod (Solidago) in the foreground. Greening up I would say!

More treasures tomorrow!

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Keep looking!

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


    1. Good thought but what you can’t tell by the photo is some nearby plants were getting a lot larger than Antennaria. I will just have to go back. If I can find the time.

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