Monday, July 30, 2007

It's a frog, but not just a frog

I moved a rock and found this very young leapord frog, then noticed he had hopped right next to his friend, Mr. Toad. The toad was about one inch long. The frog a little bit longer as you can see.

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Yellow Swallowtail butterflies

Boy do the butterflies love our mud.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Purple Plant, Perilla frutescens

This plant was on a sandbar in the creek. Beefsteak Leaf, Beefsteak Plant, Chinese Basil, Wild Sesame. Originally from China. Perilla crispa, Perilla nankinensis, Ocimum frutescens and Ocimum crispum.


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Pondhorn & Asiatic Clams

I believe this is a Pondhorn (native) surrounded by Asiatic clams (Invasive)

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Brown Fuzzy Lichen or Moss?

This was on the underside of a fallen tree that leaning over the creek.

Saururus cernuus L., Lizard's Tail

A large group of this is in the creek right in front of my house. Not endangered here, but it is in CT and RI.

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Interesting grass / sedge...

Georgia O'Keefe Reincarnated


Saturday, July 14, 2007

How can I mow over this?

I think I will mow around this until I find out what it is...

One of the cutest little flowers...

A tiny purple white flower, located on a rocky bar that juts into the creek and is often underwater.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Alisma triviale Or Northern Water Plantain Update 2

I took these pictures today around noon. The large plants are blooming, and I have noticed a whole new crop of little baby plants.

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