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Crossing the Threshold into Spring

Just a few days after yet another snowfall, I ventured into the woods. From a distance, the forest still looked very much like a late-winter forest. But, wait, there was algae growing in the stream bed and insects walking on … Continue reading

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Spring Ephemerals in the Southern Appalachians

A hike through a wooded area in Bath County, Virginia, today revealed a breath-taking number of often rare wildflowers.  Here are a few examples (please click on the images you’d like to see enlarged): The Virginia bluebells were just beginning … Continue reading

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