Glassy Mountain – April 16, 2018

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Photography by Ken Borgfeldt, Penny Longhurst, Lucy Prim & Kathleen Sanders

Read more info on the plants at Glassy at Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve by Patrick D. McMillan

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Coontree Trail – April 13, 2018

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After the field trip,a few of us walked along the Davidson River on the Cat Gap trail to see the Trillium grandiflorum. They’ll probably still be blooming for a few more days if you want to go and see them.

 

Photography by Ken Borgfeldt, Penny Longhurst, Jim Poling, & Kathleen Sanders

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Jones Gap State Park – April 9, 2018

A little damp and chilly, but well worth it!

Photography by David Heavner, Penny Longhurst, & Jim Poling

On the way back to Brevard some of us drove up Persimmon Ridge Road, passing Ashmore and Eva Chandler Heritage Preserves, and spotted lots of these roadside plants.

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Table Rock State Park – April 6, 2018

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Photography by Ken Borgfeldt, Alice Greko, Penny Longhurst, & Jim Poling

 

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Twin Bridges – April 2, 2018

Weather was a tad better than last year. As a result, twenty-three members turned out for a spectacular show!  You might be interested in this video about the Class J steam locomotive Norfolk and Western 611 on its last run up the Saluda grade which starts at around 1:00 into the movie. It starts to stall at 3:00 and restarts around 6:30.  That is some dirty smoke!

Photography by Ken Borgfeldt, David Heavner, Penny Longhurst, and Jim Poling. Click on any picture to enter the slide show.

 

 

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Station Cove – March 23, 2018

Twenty-five members turned out for our first field trip of the year! Click on any picture to enter the slide show.

Photography by Ken Borgfeldt, David Heavner, & Penny Longhurst

 

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Hardy Souls – March 2, 2018

Another great day for Hardy Souls. Thanks Larry!

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Photography by Ken Borgfeldt & Penny Longhurst

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Naturalists Visit Newfoundland – January 19, 2018

Jim Poling was amazed by the geology, history, culture, birds, and wildflowers on his visit to Newfoundland in July 2016. His talking about it encouraged Penny Longhurst to go in July 2017. Jim and Penny will share what they learned and show some pictures that will make you want to visit also. Their presentations are shown below. Enjoy!

 

Useful Newfoundland plant identification resources:

A Digital Flora of Newfoundland and Labrador – Vascular Plants created by John E. Maunder, Curator Emeritus of Natural History, The Rooms Provincial Museum

Wildflowers and Ferns of Newfoundland and Labrador: Field Guide by Todd Boland (2017)

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Sycamore Cove – December 1, 2017

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Photography by Ken Borgfeldt & David Heavner

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What Is It? Mystery Mosses

David and Penny attended Jim Goldsmith’s Mosses and Liverworts class at the NC Arboretum in October and then went out mossin’! Sadly there were several mosses they were unable to identify. Maybe you  can help. If you have any suggestions please send them to wcbotanicalclub@gmail.com.

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