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    Yeah, I see a slid black pedal hole, but I do not see a pedal. It must be what you said, though, optical illusion. I doubt he's riding around in the woods with no (or only one) pedal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    A good one! I swear, it looks to me like a crank with a red crank-bootie, and no pedal on it.
    The pedals there, it's just mounted to the inside of the crank arm. Probably one of those new geometry inward mounted Frog pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Is that a Maxxisius Rekonasis?
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    Yes that is the nds crank, you can just barely see the grey time pedal on the outside of the crank.
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    Botany Thread-img_0325.jpg
    Another pic with more context
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_joe View Post
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    Yes that is the nds crank, you can just barely see the grey time pedal on the outside of the crank.
    The biggest Time fanboi (DJ) didn't even pick up that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    The biggest Time fanboi (DJ) didn't even pick up that...
    Damn, I missed that. I see it now, does that count? >
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_joe View Post
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    Shooting Star aka Dodecatheon meadia
    Hundreds of these growing along the trails in the rocky woods near Kettle Moraine. Should have taken some better pictures.
    Love shooting stars. I should make some time in my next week in SE MO to do some botanizing... Hmmm

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    Oh, I see it now. My mind was telling me I was looking at the DS crank arm.
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    Botany Thread-img_0326.jpgBotany Thread-img_0327.jpgBotany Thread-img_0328.jpg

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    Thousands of Mayapples
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    NDD- what is this? It was growing with Mayapples in a rockey woods at Kettle Moraine south. It didnt have a glossy leaf like mayapple, but had a similar looking flower bud.
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    NDD- what is this? It was growing with Mayapples in a rockey woods at Kettle Moraine south. It didnt have a glossy leaf like mayapple, but had a similar looking flower bud.
    Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadense. If you pick off a little piece of leaf it leaks red.
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    We revamped the two flower beds out back today.

    While I was out there snappin pix, a couple of Canadian Geese ( I think that's what they were) flew by.





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    Ok guys, what the hell is this thing I found in my backyard? It's about the size of a golf ball and was on a very thin stem of a very small tree, only about a foot high, as seen in the first photo. I'm leaning toward it being some type of cocoon? I squeezed it gently and it seems pretty rigid.

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    Net, I had a Canadian Goose walking around my front yard last weekend. It seemed to be lost, it walked back and forth then walked down the driveway (a good 100 yards), and then turned and walked down the sidewalk. We don't have any ponds nearby, I think it's gaggle had played a joke on it and told it the wrong meeting place or something. I nick named him "Picard".
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    Looks like some type of gall forming wasp, chaz

    Galls on Oak ? Department of Entomology ? Penn State University
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    My area is Canadian Goose central. Especially in the winter months there are thousands of them around. Some stay year round but in the winter it's not uncommon to see them in yards or walking around shopping mall parking lots. Even walking across busy streets stopping traffic. The golf courses are full of them. My dad had two this past winter that picked his yard as their winter home. Nothing he did deterred them from coming back every day. He even put out a fake owl. They laughed at it. About a two month stay and they are crap machines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Looks like some type of gall forming wasp, chaz

    Galls on Oak ? Department of Entomology ? Penn State University
    Cool, thanks. I need to tie a ribbon on it so I can find it again and see what's happening with it. A little googling came up with this image:

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    I've found a couple of these on the ground under oak trees in my front yard the last couple of weeks so I suspect you are right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Cool, thanks. I need to tie a ribbon on it so I can find it again and see what's happening with it. A little googling came up with this image:

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    I've found a couple of these on the ground under oak trees in my front yard the last couple of weeks so I suspect you are right.
    Yeah, it's pretty cool, man. There are other wasps that specialize on other genera of plants, like goldenrods.
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    Saw a few of these north of here a couple days ago, mushrooms I'm assuming. Look weird like petrified death mushrooms

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    Eugene, you live in the desert, correct? I agree that it looks like a shroom, but is it possible for them to grow in the desert? NDD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Eugene, you live in the desert, correct? I agree that it looks like a shroom, but is it possible for them to grow in the desert? NDD?
    Yes totally the desert this was in east central NV. Grew right out of the rocky dry dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Yes totally the desert this was in east central NV. Grew right out of the rocky dry dirt.

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    I bet there are certain strains that come out for a short time when you get moisture,
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    That looks like the leftover gills and stipe from some kind of mushroom, probably not the whole thing. I had never really thought about mushrooms in the desert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    That looks like the leftover gills and stipe from some kind of mushroom, probably not the whole thing. I had never really thought about mushrooms in the desert.
    So we stumped the master?
    Speaking of stumps, I'll dig up a stump photo for you to identify.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    So we stumped the master?
    Speaking of stumps, I'll dig up a stump photo for you to identify.
    lol mushrooms aren't plants, DJ. And that would be like trying to id a skeleton.
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    Is there a mycologist in the house?

    Mycology is the branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi, including their genetic and biochemical properties, their taxonomy and their use to humans as a source for tinder, medicine, food, and entheogens, as well as their dangers, such as poisoning or infection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    lol mushrooms aren't plants, DJ.
    Oh snap I learned something today lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Oh snap I learned something today lol
    LOL
    He's yelling at me and you're the one who posted a non plant [mushroom] in the plant thread. I get blamed for everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    LOL
    He's yelling at me and you're the one who posted a non plant [mushroom] in the plant thread. I get blamed for everything.
    Smells bad in here. It must be DJ DAMMIT.
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    we get mushrooms that grow in the middle of a hard packed bone dry field.

    Podaxis pistillaris

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    I hear it all the time about plant/fungi/mold whats a plant and not a plant. my wife is a microbiologist....
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    Quote Originally Posted by azimiut View Post
    we get mushrooms that grow in the middle of a hard packed bone dry field.

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    I hear it all the time about plant/fungi/mold whats a plant and not a plant. my wife is a microbiologist....
    Dude that's friggin schweet. All of it.
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    I had a cool sighting today. When I'm solo or riding with someone patient I like to stop at any water source large or small and just be quiet for 10 minutes. Without fail animals and insects will come out of the woodwork and I always see something cool.

    So today I stop at this boggy creek in the Oregon coast range and chill for a bit. I see HUGE spring skunk cabbage and trillium when I hear this faint buzzing...bzzzzt...bzzz.

    I try to hone in on the buzzing and seems to be coming from this very odd group of plants mixed in with the skunk cabbage. Huh, odd pitcher like plant, big maybe 17" and the thing is buzzing. Never have seen this plant before. So I find a big peice of bark and throw it in the bog so I can check this thing out.

    Turns out the buzz was a small bumble bee stuck in the pitcher in it's final death throws. Upon further investigation there are what looks like either termites or ants all in the bottom of the pitcher. What the heck? I had no idea there were any carnivorous plants in Oregon.

    So for the rest of the ride I'm really curious to figure out what it is I just saw. Get home and on the internet, sure enough it was a cobra lily. There is a carnivorous plant in Oregon...who knew?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    I had a cool sighting today. When I'm solo or riding with someone patient I like to stop at any water source large or small and just be quiet for 10 minutes. Without fail animals and insects will come out of the woodwork and I always see something cool.

    So today I stop at this boggy creek in the Oregon coast range and chill for a bit. I see HUGE spring skunk cabbage and trillium when I hear this faint buzzing...bzzzzt...bzzz.

    I try to hone in on the buzzing and seems to be coming from this very odd group of plants mixed in with the skunk cabbage. Huh, odd pitcher like plant, big maybe 17" and the thing is buzzing. Never have seen this plant before. So I find a big peice of bark and throw it in the bog so I can check this thing out.

    Turns out the buzz was a small bumble bee stuck in the pitcher in it's final death throws. Upon further investigation there are what looks like either termites or ants all in the bottom of the pitcher. What the heck? I had no idea there were any carnivorous plants in Oregon.

    So for the rest of the ride I'm really curious to figure out what it is I just saw. Get home and on the internet, sure enough it was a cobra lily. There is a carnivorous plant in Oregon...who knew?

    Cobra lily...love the name too.
    Cobra Lily, huh? Lily can bite me anytime.



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    There are pitcher plants (insectivorous) up in the bogs of wisconsin where i grew up. Pretty wild stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Cobra Lily, huh? Lily can bite me anytime.



    Oh, and it's 'throes', not 'throws'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_joe View Post
    There are pitcher plants (insectivorous) up in the bogs of wisconsin where i grew up. Pretty wild stuff
    I've been fascinated by carnivorous plants from a young age but had no idea a species was native to Oregon. I have only ever seen them in Florida/Georgia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_joe View Post
    There are pitcher plants (insectivorous) up in the bogs of wisconsin where i grew up. Pretty wild stuff
    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    I've been fascinated by carnivorous plants from a young age but had no idea a species was native to Oregon. I have only ever seen them in Florida/Georgia.
    There are carnivorous plants all over the place. They are pretty well restricted to areas that have high moisture and low nutrient availability. They don't really need to kill insects except to digest them for the nitrogen.

    I grew up in Illinois, and for the first 20 years of my life I didn't know we had carnivorous plants, because they are so rare. That's how it goes when most of the wetlands in your state are drained.

    I'm going to a bog in Northwest Indiana this weekend, so I'll probably see a few carnivorous plants and some members of rare and underrepresented genera in North America. Hassle me, and I'll take pics, should be some good shit.
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    NDD, please take pix for us in the bog this weekend. Otherwise I'll call my friend and have him run by your place on his four-wheeler again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    NDD, please take pix for us in the bog this weekend. Otherwise I'll call my friend and have him run by your place on his four-wheeler again.
    Dammit, noooooooo!
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    On a ride the other day I pulled over for some rare shots of some Colorado Columbine flowers. Which is the state flower and only blooms for a short time at higher elevations. As I was in the middle of the photo shoot a Bumble Bee cruised in for a meal. He was a big one at an inch long. I had the cell phone just 6 inches away getting these shots. I blame the blur on his sudden movement.

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    First shot has decent focus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    First shot has decent focus.
    Not bad for an amateur and sub par equipment.

    Here's another one from the same ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    On a ride the other day I pulled over for some rare shots of some Colorado Columbine flowers. Which is the state flower and only blooms for a short time at higher elevations. As I was in the middle of the photo shoot a Bumble Bee cruised in for a meal. He was a big one at an inch long. I had the cell phone just 6 inches away getting these shots. I blame the blur on his sudden movement.

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    Dude...that's an iris...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Dude...that's an iris...
    Oops. Similar, I was a bit out of it after pedaling my arse off.

    Here's the real deal from last spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Oops. Similar, I was a bit out of it after pedaling my arse off.

    Here's the real deal from last spring.

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    Lol! They're both awesome flowers.
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    Cholla blooming like crazy now.

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    And this might be another non-plant but wtf is this?? I saw a few of these yesterday, it looks like someone sprayed orange silly string all over the sagebrush. I got the hell out of there before a xenomorph jumped out of my chest.





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    Cool pix, Eugene, as usual.

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    Thanks! Just my Samsung Note phone and leave it on auto and wait for it to focus then click easy peasy! No talent necessary!
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    its a nasty vine weed. I forget what it is called but I have dealt with it before....

    was riding up in the white mountains checking out a pre ride for an event with the wife. very dry up there. unfortunately they just did a prescribed burn in the area of the trail. 3970 acres. some tree roots were still smoking. you could even feel the heat coming off of some burned out root balls as we passed by

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    but I found some what I call mountain iris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    And this might be another non-plant but wtf is this?? I saw a few of these yesterday, it looks like someone sprayed orange silly string all over the sagebrush. I got the hell out of there before a xenomorph jumped out of my chest.

    So that's not necessarily a weed. It's a parasitic plant called "Dodder" (Cuscuta sp). I think it's pretty cool, actually. It's using the plants that it's on top of as a host.

    Anyway, I've got a few pics to come...hang tight.
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    So I've been getting back into botany full swing here, now that I've officially moved to Northwest Indiana for the summer field season. Did some after work botanizing this week, and over the weekend. First set of pics will be from after work hike through some wetlands, second couple pics are from a dune and swale preserve in NW Indiana (low lighting made most of my pics turn out poorly though), and the last few pics will be from my trip to see Pinhook Bog, just south of Michigan City, Indiana.

    Wetlands behind the neighborhood park:

    A big beefy plant commonly mistaken for hogweed, though they don't look too similar, Giant Angelica (Angelica atropurpurea).

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    A blue flag iris for y'all (Iris virginica shrevei)

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    Clark and Pine Nature Preserve:

    The only flower photo that came out well was of sand coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)

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    But the place is pretty cool. If you look at it from space, the terrain looks like a washboard (because of alternating dunes and swales). Here is a picture from not in space.Botany Thread-clark-pine.jpg


    Pinhook Bog:

    I'll just start with the carnivorous plants.

    Sundews, two types. Drosera intermedia and Drosera rotundifolia.

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    Purple Pitcher Plant (Serracenia purpurea

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    Bladderwort (Utricularia geminiscapa), which is also carnivorous.
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    On to other things.

    Pink lady slipper orchid (Cyrpipedium acuale)

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    Huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata). These are the flowers. These shrubs are closely related to blueberry and the fruits are dang tasty.

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    And one more shrub, showing leaves and flowers. Mountain holly (Ilex mucronata).

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    Oh wait, forgot about this bugger from some forested area just beside the bog. Another parasitic plant, Cancer-root (Conopholis americana).

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    Sweet shots NDD, love the diversity in what you saw. And Eugene with another great contribution, even though it's not a plant, again.
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    anybody know what this is?

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    Dude, you straight up know that those are pistachios. The name of the photo is even "stacios".
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Dude, you straight up know that those are pistachios. The name of the photo is even "stacios".
    I think it was more of a puzzle than a "what the hell is this" like we usually give you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    I think it was more of a puzzle than a "what the hell is this" like we usually give you!
    But why put the answer in the file name?
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    it wasnt like "hey I dont know what these are"
    I used to see a lot of UFO's. However I just realized I'm simply bad at identifying things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azimiut View Post
    it wasnt like "hey I dont know what these are"
    All I'm saying is that if you're throwing out a quiz, don't put the answer in the file name.

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    Ok, not sure how wide of a range these have, but who can tell me the trade name (what they are called when sold by a nursery) and the "casual" common name of this plant that I should not have been surprised was in bloom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Ok, not sure how wide of a range these have, but who can tell me the trade name (what they are called when sold by a nursery) and the "casual" common name of this plant that I should not have been surprised was in bloom?

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    I am pretty sure that is Passionflower AKA Passiflora incarnata
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_joe View Post
    I am pretty sure that is Passionflower AKA Passiflora incarnata
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passiflora_incarnata

    That is correct! Commonly called "MayPop". As I hinted at, at first I was thinking "those are blooming early" then realized "well, it is May!"

    These are a plant that brings back memories of my childhood. My family had a cabin on a lake and we used to find these growing along the gravel road leading to the cabin and as a kid, the green fruits were fun for chunking, BB target shooting, etc.
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    That is correct! Commonly called "MayPop". As I hinted at, at first I was thinking "those are blooming early" then realized "well, it is May!"

    These are a plant that brings back memories of my childhood. My family had a cabin on a lake and we used to find these growing along the gravel road leading to the cabin and as a kid, the green fruits were fun for chunking, BB target shooting, etc.
    Sounds like my childhood. Plunking at strange things like that with the BB gun. Being amazed at everything to do with nature. I'm still like that, my family now says I should have been a wildlife officer or something similar.
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    Sounds like my childhood. Plunking at strange things like that with the BB gun. Being amazed at everything to do with nature. I'm still like that, my family now says I should have been a wildlife officer or something similar.
    I guess that's why you and I spend so much time in this forum and the animal encounters forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Looks like some type of gall forming wasp, chaz

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    I couldn't find the "fresh" gall again but I did come across this in my front yard this evening, under a big oak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    I couldn't find the "fresh" gall again but I did come across this in my front yard this evening, under a big oak.

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    Hey that's pretty cool! I think that (and I'm no entomolgist) it would be more common to find "fresh" galls right about the time it's starting to get cold, because I think it's something like an insulation mechanism for insect larvae. Not much need for insulation now unless you get some real freaky weather down in the Southeast.
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    Ok, so I had a long weekend. This kinda thing usually pisses me off, because I'd rather work. Especially coming out of grad school, 40 hours a week feels like a hobby rather than a job. Anyway, I'm trying to make the most of it.

    My first spot of the weekend was Miller Woods in Gary, IN. Gary is known for being the home of the Jackson and also a rough as hell neighborhood. That said, there is some absolutely lovely oak savanna habitat nestled in there which is owned by the National Parks Service.

    A shot of vegetation and trains for an idea of the proximity of it all.

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    Now some favs. I'll start with a common, but absolutely adorable and scrumptious little flower. Ohio Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohioensis). If you pull a leaf off this guy, you'll see that it immediately starts leaking out this thick, goopy stuff.

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    This is a common one. Common name, I think, is Flase Solomon's Seal, but the real name is Maianthemum stellatum). It's cool because the fruits have stripes that make them look like beach balls.

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    Next is a common one that is called False Dandelion (Krigia biflora). It's a little cutie.

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    We've also got a bit of hairy Phlox (Phlox pilosa).

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    Here's one that people love to see, and it's a plant that loves this dry sandy soil. Wild Lupine (Lupinus perennis). Whole plant in flower and bean pods.

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    Just getting the vibe on some the veg structure in this place!

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    My first stop on the next day was Howe's Prairie. It's a nice spot because not too many people go there. The problem with Miller Woods is it goes all the way to the beach, so Chicago people go there on the weekend. They are kindly referred to as FIBs (F*cking Illinois Bastards) here.

    Found this invasive plant there, though which is sad. Cypress spurge (Euphorbia cyparissisas).

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    Sorry, I took mostly photos of boorring vegetative features to show my crew some things to ID common species in our sampling plots. So here's some veg looking down a dune.

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    And this fun little dude. I don't know the common name. Helianthemum canadense.

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    There's also this cool grass that has these ridiculously long awns and twists itself into the soil with changing humidity. Porcupine grass (Hesperostipa spartea). Check out the point on this bugger. Apparently you have to check your pets after they walk through this grass, because it can dig into skin.

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    Also, just because...

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    Ok, last place was the Dune Ridge Trail. A lot of people get so close to this trail, but never go to it, because it's right by the great luxurious beaches of Lake Michigan.

    You can hike your lazy ass all the way up this dune to look out over the area known as the Great Marsh.

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    Purdy, enit?

    Other than that I really took vegetative ID photos there, because I'll be hanging out there a lot for the next week or so for work. So here's a picture of a chipmunk chilling outside of this burned out log.

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    That's it for now. Sorry for the long post.
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    Good stuff NDD, thanks for sharing the knowledge as well.

    These are from a recent ride.

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    Was riding in northern NV all last week, found this cool one up high in elevation, they only were growing in the shade of mahogany trees.

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    Cool! I think thats a grape holly
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_joe View Post
    Cool! I think thats a grape holly
    I'd agree. The flowers look like classic Berberidaceae but the leaves look like holly. Pretty cool stuff.

    Didn't have anything from the weekend because instead of botanizing I was out getting hitched. And then I forgot my camera at a relative's house in Illinois. Woops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    instead of botanizing I was out getting hitched. And then I forgot my camera at a relative's house in Illinois. Woops.
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    Nice shots Eugene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Hitched like married? Or are you buying a new bike rack? Congrats!
    *Long Duk Dong voice: Yea, he get married!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    *Long Duk Dong voice: Yea, he get married!

    Ha! I gotta watch that again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Nice shots Eugene.

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    Cool DJ all that in the same spot right? I gotta take some pics like that.
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    I think its Rue Anemone
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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Cool DJ all that in the same spot right? I gotta take some pics like that.
    Yep, same spot at 7,500 feet. I'm not sure what they are called other than the generic term, Colorado Wild Flowerrs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    I'd agree. The flowers look like classic Berberidaceae but the leaves look like holly. Pretty cool stuff.

    Didn't have anything from the weekend because instead of botanizing I was out getting hitched. And then I forgot my camera at a relative's house in Illinois. Woops.
    Congrats, NDD. I knew it was coming up but didn't realize it was this soon. Did you share those jokes with the in-laws that I gave you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    I'd agree. The flowers look like classic Berberidaceae but the leaves look like holly. Pretty cool stuff.

    Didn't have anything from the weekend because instead of botanizing I was out getting hitched. And then I forgot my camera at a relative's house in Illinois. Woops.
    Congrats NDD, that's quite a short post for such a big step.
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    I wonder if he got to pick out the flowers…
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Congrats, NDD. I knew it was coming up but didn't realize it was this soon. Did you share those jokes with the in-laws that I gave you?
    I'm saving them...

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    Congrats NDD, that's quite a short post for such a big step.
    Yeah, I keep this stuff minimal. Go to the courthouse, eat fried chicken and mostaccioli, drink cheap beer with you family and some good friends. Not much to say.

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    I wonder if he got to pick out the flowers…
    I did not. In fact I did about...jack shit for helping plan the whole thing beyond the legal stuff, which was very easy.

    Anyway, I don't really have a camera for the moment being so, it'll be a while before I'm able to post plant photos again.
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    Didn't think any of my pics from yesterday would turn out. Just got these back from the Fotomat.

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    Didn't think any of my pics from yesterday would turn out. Just got these back from the Fotomat.

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    Hmm, I have no idea what that is.



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    Nice milkweed chaz
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Hmm, I have no idea what that is.



    (a "Fotomat". Also don't know what the flower is; is it wild?)
    Fotomat

    Apparently the flower is Milkweed.

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    Nice milkweed chaz
    Looks like the Milkweed is a Monarch butterfly's nursery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Congrats, NDD. I knew it was coming up but didn't realize it was this soon. Did you share those jokes with the in-laws that I gave you?
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    Congrats NDD, that's quite a short post for such a big step.
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    I wonder if he got to pick out the flowers…
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    Fotomat

    Apparently the flower is Milkweed.



    Looks like the Milkweed is a Monarch butterfly's nursery?
    Lol, oops I thought Chaz posted that. It's a common milkweed. Butterflies love that shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Fotomat

    Apparently the flower is Milkweed.

    Looks like the Milkweed is a Monarch butterfly's nursery?
    Monarchs lay their eggs exclusively on Milkweed plants. The caterpillars feed on the leaves which are toxic to most other organisms. The chemicals in the Milkweeds make the monarch caterpillars and butterflies toxic to predators. Pretty cool stuff
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    That is cool stuff! I thought it was just some funky weed, or something that wasn't native. I was trying to get a better shot of that red and black beetle in the first pic but it didn't turn out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    That is cool stuff! I thought it was just some funky weed, or something that wasn't native. I was trying to get a better shot of that red and black beetle in the first pic but it didn't turn out.
    Its probably a Milkweed Bug... they also ingest the milkweed toxins in order to make themselves toxic to predators Milkweed Bugs are Rampant | BYGL
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_joe View Post
    Monarchs lay their eggs exclusively on Milkweed plants. The caterpillars feed on the leaves which are toxic to most other organisms. The chemicals in the Milkweeds make the monarch caterpillars and butterflies toxic to predators. Pretty cool stuff
    I don't like to brag but I knew that. After all I am DJim.
    It is cool stuff. If you've ever seen a flock of monarchs migrating and landing on a group of trees it's even cooler. The trees look black or orange depending on whether the 10's of thousands of butterflies have their wings opened or closed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_joe View Post
    Its probably a Milkweed Bug... they also ingest the milkweed toxins in order to make themselves toxic to predators Milkweed Bugs are Rampant | BYGL
    Yup, that's exactly what it was. Now I wanna go look for more nature!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I don't like to brag but I knew that. After all I am DJim.
    It is cool stuff. If you've ever seen a flock of monarchs migrating and landing on a group of trees it's even cooler. The trees look black or orange depending on whether the 10's of thousands of butterflies have their wings opened or closed.
    I would love to see them in their overwintering trees in Mexico. They are pretty scattered here in the midwest because i am near the northern end of their summer range.
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