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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Friday Nature Walk

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Let's go for a walk.

We took our Junior Ranger program and worked on the plant study, here's what we found.

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A flower with more than 5 petals

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A fuzzy seed that can be carried on the wind

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Spanish moss (flowering plant not really a moss)

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A vine and a hiding critter

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Look Mom, red berries!
Junior Ranger- a red flower or fruit
and a berry- look inside for seeds (Camille did)

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Camille pointing to Sparkleberry

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A fruit with hooks, sweetgum
and Danny wanted his picture taken too

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Danny's holding Magnolia leaves

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A fern

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Ground lichen, looks like dirty snow but it's not.

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and a close up of Cladina evansii ("powder-puff lichen", or "deer moss")

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This was light green, the lady at the park said this was greybeard moss but Spanish moss is also called greybeard. Sigh. I need a book on lichen.

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Camille says this is an insect's nest

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Pink all over the tree? Lady at the park said it's called pepto-bismol but I can't find it in either my field guides or online so- yes, I need a book on lichen!

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More pink lichen?

Camille completed Level III of the Fruits & Flowers section of her Junior Ranger program, finding 9 of 12 items.

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6 comments:

judahmo said...

Looks like you had a wonderful walk! What are you using for the Junior Ranger program? It sounds very interesting.
Shannon

judahmo said...

Oh, boy! I just saw the link on the side. I must have scrolled past it before! LOL
Shannon

Tracy said...

Like the Pepto! LOL

Jennifer said...

That pink lichen is very interesting. I don't know that I have seen that before. Let us know if you find out what it is :)

I am so jealous that you can still do nature walks!! I haven't even seen the ground for 2 months - nothing but snow. It's been about negative 15 for the past week - too cold for walks :( The snow is beautiful from my window, but I don't see many plants or animals outside.

I can't wait for a good nature walk again. Until then, I will have to live vicariously through you!

Cathy said...

That pink lichen, I think, is called Chiodecton sanguineum --- not absolutely positive, but I did a little searching and that is what I found. It's unique to the east coast of Georgia.

christinemm said...

Thanks for sharing another nature walk with us.

I never knew pink lichen existed!

Is that really an insect nest? Very interesting!