Woodland Apparition

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This ghostly flower can be found blooming in the deep woods from June to September, when the leaf canopy creates a shady gloom.  A symbiotic relationship between a fungus (mycorrhiza fungi) and tree roots releases nutrients that the myco-heterotrophic Ghost Plant soaks up.   

 

Unthinkable

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Unthinkable…that the dog days of summer could ever be absent of feline fur.  But one year ago my carpets only held canine shed.  Today I type to the scamper of my tuxedo kitty, and begin the celebratory anniversary week of her rescue. 

Rising From Leaf Litter

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May Apple blooms in Francis Slocum State Park, Pennsylvania

Tree Swallow

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Tree Swallow,  Tachycineta bicolor

 

Hanging on the Edge of Winter

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The temperatures dipped below 20* F last night at Francis Slocum State Park (PA) and the marsh this morning was edged in ice.  Green is peeking out, though, and hope for spring’s permanent arrival live on!!