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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Whiteside Mountain – November 3, 2017

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Photography by Lucy Prim

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McCall Cemetery Loop – October 27, 2017

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Photography by Ken Borgfeldt, David Heavner, & Penny Longhurst

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Holmes Educational State Forest – October 20, 2017

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Photography by Ken Borgfeldt, David Heavner, &  Penny Longhurst

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Oklawaha Greenway – October 6, 2017

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Photography by Jock Aplin, Ken Borgfeldt, & Penny Longhurst

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Courthouse Falls – October 6, 2017

We’ve included a photograph of Monkshood (Aconitum uncinatum) in bloom so you can compare it to the fruit that we saw on our walk.

Our lunch spot:

and an old video of Courthouse Falls

Photography by Ken Borgfeldt & Penny Longhurst,

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Estatoe Trail Mosses and Liverworts – September 29, 2017

An illustrated Mosses & Liverworts identification page based on Bonnie’s handout can be seen at https://wcbotanicalclub.org/bryophytes/

Other pictures from the field trip can be seen below. Click on any picture to zoom and view the slide show.

Photography by Alice Greko & Penny Longhurst

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Coontree Trail – September 22, 2017

We’re currently having some discussions on whether the Ladie’s Tresses orchids seen on the Coontree walk are Spiranthes tuberosa (Little Ladies’ Tresses) or Spiranthes cernua (Nodding Ladies’ Tresses). When or if we work it out we’ll post the correct names. Feel free to send your opinions to wcbotanicalclub@gmail.com or add a comment below.

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After the field trip a few of us visited another site and found the following plants. Maybe we can all go visit next year

Photography by Ken Borgfeldt, Alice Greko, David Heavner, RoseMarie Kroll, Jim Poling, & Joe Standaert

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