Lind Hollow Trail by Winter

Ordinarily, winter in northwest Arkansas is a time of sleet, ice, and bitter wind. We get lots of bitter wind and wet air that sinks deeper into your skin than the dry, snowy cold in the West where I grew up. This year, we have had only a few nights below freezing and plenty more … Continue reading Lind Hollow Trail by Winter

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Stigma Stigma: Misadventure in Identifying Plants

Hundreds and perhaps thousands of unidentified plant photos lurk in my hard drive. I've always intended to manage and catalog them, maybe make blogging an excuse to learn the botany world one species at a time. I daresay I've failed and should try harder. One of my earliest photos back in March 2012 includes this … Continue reading Stigma Stigma: Misadventure in Identifying Plants

Wilson Park: Dogs, Flowers and Fungi (Oh! The Fungi!)

Deep oak and hickory wood laced with purring creeks and rocky rubble beckons me, but most days they must wait, as getting out of town to the nearest decent public hiking area requires twenty minutes--more than one can afford on a working day. Instead, I often opt for a five-minute drive (to avoid crossing a … Continue reading Wilson Park: Dogs, Flowers and Fungi (Oh! The Fungi!)

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#Project365: August

Still keeping up with taking photos everyday of the year and uploading every week or so.  What?  Project365 requests to upload everyday?  Whoops.  Oh well.  I catch up.  I have a road trip to British Columbia coming up, so not only will I not be uploading everyday but when I do upload I'll have exotic … Continue reading #Project365: August

Virginia Sneezeweed

Imported from first blog: Peregrination Notebook. I came across an interesting journal article.  Southeastern Naturalist published a study by Rhonda L. Rimer and James W. (Bill) Summer called "Range and Ecology of Helenium virginicum in the Missouri Ozarks".  It seemed like it wouldn't have heavy statistics, so I gave it a shot. Helenium virginicum, also known … Continue reading Virginia Sneezeweed