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Winter-Spring-Summer 2017 (Eller)
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February 2017

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Dried Pitcherplant flower from last year


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Dried Pitcher leaf



April 2017

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Emerging pitcher plants, two weeks after the prescribed burn.


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Emerging fern fronds


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This Box Turtle immediately shut itself up upon my approach.


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Two Rosy Maple Moths   (Dryocampa rubicunda)

I came across the oddest "flower" emerging from the ground - pink and yellow, just beautiful.
I thought to myself: "What in the world can this be?"   Looking closer, I deduced that it was a
couple of moths clasping a new shoot, and apparently drying their wings.



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Back view of Rosy Maple Moth



Mid May 2017

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Green Pitcher Plants   (Sarracenia oreophila)


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Most of the plants were still in bud


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So the few that were flowering were very fresh!


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A nice pair of flowers



Late May 2017

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Horned Bladderwort   (Utricularia cornuta)


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Helmet Skullcap   (Scutellaria integrifolia)


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White Colic Root   (Aletris Farinosa)


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Colicroot detail


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Pitcherplant flower


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Nice group of Pitchers


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Some of the earliest bloomers were showing signs of going to seed.


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A pretty glade of ferns



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