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Brownies Find Flowers, Fungi, Swallows and Skinks

Last weekend six adventuring Brownie Girl Scouts, their troop leaders, and two Girls Outside guides hiked Ijams’ Meads Quarry and Ross Marble areas. The young hikers had eagle eyes and spotted so many neat things — almost immediately they sighted Tree Swallows circling nearby and a Turkey Vulture soaring on the horizon. 119 more words


Flowering Skunk Cabbage Serves as Warming Hut for Pollinating Insects

As Skunk Cabbage grows, it absorbs oxygen, and this allows it to produce heat through a process known as thermogenesis. This heat is responsible for the fact that Skunk Cabbage is one of the earliest plants to flower in the spring. 157 more words


Yard Tour

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go. 

~Christopher Morley

It happens every year. Things start changing so fast in the spring woods that I can’t quite keep up. 343 more words

Natural History

Bloodroot and other ephemeral things

One of the difficult decisions those of us who love both nature and exercise must make each spring day is whether to use the early morning hours to wander in the woods and fields or to run and ride and get ahead in spring fitness so that the bloom of summer does not hurt so much. 898 more words

We Run And Ride Every Day

Ephemeral Sun

Our woods yesterday,
Pictures by my wife


Today's flower star. Fritillaria aka snake's head flower

Continuing the spring flowers theme, I accidentally saw Gardener’s World program on TV which featured today’s flower star. How pleased I was to discover a quite plenty of it amongst other wild spring flowers in my favourite local woodlands of Bishop’s Park, here in London, South West of the River. 283 more words