Ramble Report April 21 2022 | Nature Updates


Leader for today’s Ramble: Linda, Gary

Link to Don’s Facebook album for this Ramble. All the photos that appear in this report, unless otherwise credited, were taken by Don Hunter.

NOTE: THIS IS A SPECIAL EDITION OF DON’S FACEBOOK ALBUM. IT IS SUPPLEMENTED BY LINDA AND GAY AND TAKES THE PLACE OF THE REGULAR RAMBLE REPORT FOR THIS WEEK.


Number of Ramblers today: 34

River Cane with exposed stamens

Today’s emphasis: Flowering River Cane, Moonseed, Mountain Laurel on the White Trail.

Reading: None today

Show and Tell: Assistant Horticulturist Emily brought River Cane flowers and harvested seed.

Today’s Route: From the Mimsie Lanier Center to the White Trail, then upstream to the Mtn. Laurel and return to the Mimsie Center.

SPECIES OBSERVED

Rivercane (Arundinaria gigantea)
Blue Field Madder (Sherardia arvensis (syn. Galium sheradia))
Cleavers/Bedstraw (Galium aparine)
shrubby species of honeysuckle (Lonicera sp.)
Butterweed (Packera glabella)
Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
Rattlesnake Weed (Hieracium venosum)
Horse Sugar (Symplocos tinctoria)
Coral Bells (Heuchera americana)
Solomon’s Plumes (Maianthemum racemosum)
Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)
Moonseed (Menispermum canadense)
Blue Grass (Poa sp.)
Cinnamon Vine (Dioscorea polystachya)
Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia)
Yellow Passionflower (Passiflora lutea)
Lyre-leaf Sage (Salvia lyrata)
Antlion trap (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae)
Wood Nettle (Laportea canadensis)
Goose Grass, Fowl Manna Grass (Glyceria striata)
sedge (Carex sp.)
Mushroom 1
Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)
Multiflora Rose
Hispid Buttercup (Ranunculus hispidus)?
Sensitive Fern (Onoclea sensibilis)
Moth (Herpetogramma sp.?)
Myosotis macrocarpa.

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