Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November 16/ Nature Notes

A walk in a conservation area

Last Saturday was a beautiful day. Although the flowers are gone, we still have no snow. Just a few flurries but so far nothing has stuck to the ground. No mosquitoes and no boots! YAY!

Unfortunately, when it comes to identifying ferns, mosses and lichens I am still a novice. So if you know something I don't, please speak up.

Largest square: there are two types of lichen on this twig. I love how the greener lichen appears to be having a bad-hair day.

Moving clockwise: arborvitae growing beside a pond; fern growing in a small amount of dirt in a moss-covered limestone rock;  green juniper berries; hole in tree - evidence of woodpeckers and bugs; and moss growing on a tree stump.

Please visit Michelle at Rambling Woods for more NATURE NOTES.

16 comments:

FP said...

Your blog is interesting, has left a great impression.
Best wishes
Jonas

Jill said...

I can't name them either but I sure can enjoy your stunning photos of them!

Kate said...

Another wonderful collage of nature to lift our spirits. Thanks!

Denise said...

I don't know much about them either but I do love to look at them. Your photos are great and you've put together a beautiful collage of what I love in nature.

Roan said...

You've managed to fine a plethora of color without flowers. Wonderful collage and love the "bad hair day", made me laugh.

Sandra said...

it always amazes me how beautiful simple things can be.

Lowell said...

I don't know any names but always enjoy your nature photos...it would be nice to tromp thru the woods and take photos, esp. If the mosquitoes are gone!

Buttons said...

I have no idea of the names but am positive about the beauty. B

TexWisGirl said...

pretty little spots of nature. :)

Jo said...

You know much more about lichens and moss than I! Thanks for the description and lovely collage of photos. Greetings. Jo

George said...

I can't help you identify the mosses and lichens, but I can tell you how beautiful I think all these photos truly are.

Rose said...

You always have really nice Nature notes...always like the collage!

Rambling Woods said...

I wonder if there is a guidebook for that sort of thing..now I am curious, but I haven't started to explore that yet..but I should with the woods right here....Michelle

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Wonderful nature collage EG!

And it's nice to have no mosquitoes AND no boots.

Carver said...

I love moss of all kinds but can't help with the I.D. ing. Another great nature collage from you. This is a great time of year.

Viola said...

Gorgeous!! I just love your collage, with all these beautiful Autumn colors, the lovely light in the background of the lichen on the twig! =)

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