May 8, 2014 A visit to a Kent County park!
We finally saw Miterwort (Mitella diphylla). Here's a close-up of the snowflake-like flower.
Also for the first time this year, Goldthread!
Goldthread (Coptis trifolia)
Some other interesting things we noticed.
Great Scented Liverwort
and I think this may be another type of liverwort.
Possibly Three-lobed Bazzania (Bazzania trilobata)?
It was a beautiful day, definitely warmer and more humid this time, but nice. We talked with a County park employee about the park. It is always good to get info from people who know about the place you are visiting. We saw many of the spring wildflowers blooming, Large-flowered Trillium, buttercups, Spring Beauty, hepatica, toothwort, and violets.
It is a very busy time of year.
This week Marie and I went out for two full days of wildflowering. Mike and I have been working on a massive amount of firewood, cutting, splitting, and stacking. Not much time indoors on the computer for blogging or to do much research but I'm not complaining, because I would really rather be outside.