TO~further the knowledge of nature, and encourage protection, and conservation of it.
Thank you to all who inspired me, taught me, and appreciated the sharing of my photos and information. My passion for God's creation has grown immensely and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to grow and to continue to grow...
I love lepidoptera, always have always will. Seabrooke Leckie was a huge inspiration to me at her seminar at the Oglebay Good Zoo May 1. Ever since then I am out a night a week with my camera and flashlight, and porch lights on and gleaming across the farm.
So many moths, so little time! and of course you can't inhale while you are out there within reach of the light or you get a nose and mouthful of tiny bug bodies.
us all we need, it's right in front of us. How did
we get away from all this?
Bill sharing how good it is to put a plug of mint
up your nose!
it does smell heavenly...
Appendaged waterleaf~beautiful little purple flower
Narceus americanus/annularis complex~millipede
they have cyanide in a fluid they give off, so wash your hands good
after handling... these guys are huge, 3.5 in, by 1/3 in...and so many legs!
chatting about Sassafrass I believe
Wood nettle, very stingy ~ so becareful, but if
folded a certain way, it can in fact be eaten!
Ebhann, one of our students, just ate some wood nettle!
digging up roots to show us about them...not sure which plant in this
photo... the sun was playing with my exposures
taking a break
ramps! so yummy!
questions and answers...
Apheloria virginiensis~north american millipede, awesome and amazing creature, about 4cm in length and 1 cm wide...they give off cyanide, so wash your hands well after you handle these guys...they are herbivores, they don't bite !
Curly Doc, also edible
Wild flower class begins...
yay Jan came!
Jan sharing violets
violets are so tasty!
looking up close...
and closer with a loop
my friend Robin with her loop, I did not have a loop...
I did not know how important a loop is to have, I ordered
a loop from amazon, it's on it's way!
Phil takes great notes!
the plant "bible"
Bill told me " The book is the Flora of WV and is available on EBAY (on occasion) and at the gift shop at the Seneca Rocks Visitor Center Gift Shop. It is a technical book and I do not recommend it to any one who isn't dedicated to learning how to use plant keys and isn't prepared to become acquainted with the technical jargon."