Close Call

We were on the edge of large ravine. It certainly had been awhile since I had been down in the ravine.

The ravine is probably about 30 or so feet deep!

A new bloom had started on a White Compass Plant (Silphium albiflorum)!

Pasture Heliotrope (Heliotropium tenellum) is an oft overlooked prairie plant. Never in thick bunches but a nice addition to the prairie community with its yellow eye!

The Purple Coneflowers (Echinacea angustifolia) were living dangerously.

The Keeler’s Spur-throat Grasshopper (Melanoplus keeleri) was so lovely with it brown face!

Can you find it?

It was a young Copperhead. I just missed stepping on the handsome guy. Glad they were paying attention to the human crashing through their territory. It was a close call. 🙂

More to come tomorrow from Tuesday outing!

The World’s Loneliest Plant Is Facing a Sexual Crisis. Does a Female Exist?

How an unassuming ‘sponge’ in your home could suck planet-heating pollution from the atmosphere Thanks Suzanne!

Keep looking!

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


  1. You’re welcome! The article about the loneliest plant made me a bit melancholy. And I completely missed seeing the copperhead – I would probably have been bitten. I’m glad you spotted it!

  2. Hope they can find a mate for that lonely plant!

    The article about charcoal is really interesting and simple maybe it can become an actual tool as part of the overall quest to reduce all that carbon.

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