A quick trip to the woods

I couldn’t resist posting on my first trip out to observe the endangered plant I’m studying. Today I went with a biologist from Tennessee to a couple of the Apios populations on state owned lands. It definitely gave me a better appreciation of their growth habits, number of individuals per site and a few other look-a-likes that could lead to misidentification. I was pretty lucky at one of the sites it was in flower! On our travels along the creek bed we ran into a red spotted newt and some doll’s eyes. Overall a great trip despite the bit of rain and heat.

red spotted newt © Michael Righi

 

from ncwildflower.org

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