Saturday, May 30, 2009

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Some favorites from a day spent in the Pine Barrens...

A Fowler's Toad who was nice enough to let me get right up in his face.
Hold onto your seats! This is a really, really rare plant... Curly Grass Fern... it's only about an inch tall.
I had company in my wanderings today, and this sweet lady had the patience to puzzle through her wildflower guide with me... we were trying to sort out the difference between Staggerbush and Fetterbush.
Beautiful! Rick Radis found Turkey Beard for us... I'd been looking for this for a couple years... now I know a spot to find it!
A dung ball... sans the accompanying beetles... I scared them off trying to get a better pic of them... very cool, anyway.

31 in my
38 by 39.

9 comments:

cedrorum said...

I always enjoy your pine barrens posts. Nice pictures.

bobbie said...

Really great pictures! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Did you buy a good map before you went?

Heather
Wayne, PA

Patrick Belardo said...

I came very close to joining that trip. I had a picnic to go to in the evening and I couldn't handle all of the driving. Sounds like an awesome day. I'd love to see Turkey Beard.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Yay! A dung ball!!

Lifer?

;)

Dave said...

Great photos. I'm absurdly envious of your sighting of curly grass fern, about which I'd never heard until this moment. What a fey little plant!

MevetS said...

That's that straightest curly grass fern I've ever seen.

nina at Nature Remains. said...

What a sweet, sweet tiny fern!!!! :-)

dguzman said...

Coooooooool!!!! Susan's been talking about coming east to see me before I head west--perhaps you could come too? Just for a day or two? Please?