Sunday, April 19, 2009

Good Stuff From Saturday

Unlike most snakes that I encounter while botanizing, this Northern Water Snake did not chase me down and start biting. Its calm demeanor was much appreciated! (maybe it was just too cold). It was sunning itself in Hobart, Indiana on the north edge of Lake George.





Erythronium americanum, Trout Lily,
at Warren Woods State Park, Berrien County, MI.




Hepatica acutiloba, Sharp-Lobed Hepatica at Warren Woods State Park, Berrien County, MI.



Caltha palustris, Cowslip, Marsh Marigold



Indiana Dunes State Park, Porter County, IN.









Chrysosplenium americanum, Golden Saxifrage,






Indiana Dunes State Park, Porter County, IN.
For a student of the flora, it's hard to imagine anything nicer than a 70-degree Saturday in April spent in the woods!

4 comments:

Scott said...

That certainly is some good stuff. Your photos, as always, are amazing. I thought I had decent photos of Chrysosplenium americanum, but yours put mine to shame.

Shame on you, Scott's photos.

Keith said...

No shame in your photos, Scott - they are excellent! And your posts are very educational!

Scott said...

Right.... that's why when I talked to G. Wilhelm today, he told me about being able to photo voucher specimens by taking high quality photos, "you know, like those that Keith takes." No joke.

Keith said...

That makes my day - my hero knows my name! How many people can say that?!