Destinations and Goals Met

It was noon before we finished at the first destination. Two more stops. And they were quick and short hikes.

Russula mushroom!
Puhpowee is the power that causes a mushroom to rise up from the earth overnight, from Robin Kimmerer’s book “Gathering Moss” Thanks Jeanne.
A beautiful word, puhpowee is from the Anishinaabemowin language!

Fungus beetles and an ant lurked underneath!

This moss was one of destination targets, the Polytrichum commune!
Multi-bloom Tephrosia (Tephrosia onobrychoides) was not a target, but a happy new find for me. 🙂 It was like a red flag saying look at me!
Yellow Passionflower (Passiflora lutea) fruit and flowers clung to the barbwire boundary fence! Hopping into the car we headed off to the next stop.
Second to the last stop of the day, Coffee Mill Lake.
So I suspect this is Virginia Dayflower (Commelina virginica). It was a target plant. However it was not blooming yet. Of course it just means another trip to confirm the ID. LOL.

Last stop was Crockett Lake!

And this was last item on the to-check-list, the Dichanthelium latifolium (tentative ID).

But at least we now knew that it was a Dichanthelium species!

We managed to hit all our destination goals. So now it was time to head to the DQ before heading home! Yum!

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Keep looking!

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


  1. What a fabulous day!! i love the beetles and ant housed under the giant mushroom.
    And the vibrant colors of the Russula mushroom. Thank You for sharing your passion.

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