Sunday, August 13, 2017

Copper Harbor Sunrise

Laney and I had a blast running the trails and roads in the mornings at Copper Harbor. Laney took the opportunity to jump in every lake she saw. I took the opportunity to enjoy the sunrise.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Recent Flowers

I was recently spending some time botanizing in the Miami Whitewater Forest. The wetlands had a nice array of flowers, interspersed in the ubiquitous Rubus.

Shrubby Saint John's Wort (Hypericum prolificum) 
There was a diversity of shrubs around the wetlands. Buttonbush was frequent, but so was Spirea, Swamp Rose, and Saint John's Wort.

Hog Peanut (Amphicarpaea bractaeata)

I see hog peanut all over woodlands, but I don't recall noticing it bloom.


Meadow Beauty (Rhexia virginica)

I don't think I had seen Meadow Beauty in southern Indiana before.

Meadow Beauty (Rhexia virginica)

Rough Marbleseed (Onosmodium hispidissimum)

This flower was a little past its prime, and it took me a couple minutes to pin it down. The scientific names seem to be all over the board, but this is rough marbleseed. The seed had the ring like constriction around the base.

Rough Marbleseed (Onosmodium hispidissimum)

Rose Pink (Sabatia angularis)
I am a sucker for these guys. Love that flower.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Pictured Rocks

Miners Beach

Miners Castle

Miners Castle

Miners Falls

Munising Falls

Munising Falls

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Keweenaw Scenery

Inlet at Horseshoe Bay 
Looking east towards Horseshoe Bay


Horseshoe Bay

Laney posing on the rocks

Rocks near Hunters Point

Brockway Mountain looking east over Copper Harbor

Brockway Mountain looking west

Monday, July 31, 2017

Keweenaw Plants

I had a great time last week learning plants at a botany workshop at the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. Below are a selection of the highlights. The botany was great, as was the setting, and the class.

Goodyera oblongifolia

Pterospora andromeda

Ranunculus repens

Polypodium virginianum

Myrica gale

Lobelia kalmii

Populus balsamifera

Lilium philadelphicum

Trichophorum cespitosum

Halenia deflexa

Sibbaldiopsis tridentata

Pinguicula vulgaris

Physocarpus opulifolius

Toxicodendron rydbergii 
Cornus rugosa



Rubus parviflorus

Lonicera canadensis

Carex pauciflora

Sarracenia purpurea

Ilex mucronata

Iris versicolor

Platanthera clavellata

Platanthera psycodes

Coeloglossum viride

Drosera rotundifolia & Gaultheria hispidula

Moneses uniflora

Glyceria canadensis

Monotropa hypopitys

Chimaphila umbellata

Pyrola elliptica

Diervilla lonicera