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Old 05-31-2010, 06:49 PM   #1
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Yesterday I spent a few hours in Erie County Forest, part plantation and part natural regrowth. It's a big area for a county forest. A lot of people ride horses through it, so some of the trails are a bit of a mess. I went to hunt for red columbines, which were reported to grow there & which I have never seen in the wild, but I found no trace of them. I did find a few other interesting things, including my first-ever red squirrel sighting and lots and lots of chipmunks!

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First time I'd ever seen hepatica in the wild. Under a yellow birch (Betula allegheniensis).

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Jacks in the pulpit, abundant in this forest

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A mayapple flower past its prime

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After their tree fell, these trout lilies decided to keep growing.

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Trientalis borealis, a nice little find. Not abundant, but found in small colonies here.
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Erie County Forest-tiarella.jpg
Heartleaf foamflower

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Christmas fern

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And the forest opened up on a wet meadow of cinnamon fern.
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Great find!
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I had to enlarge your photo but sure enough.... the roots are sporting oodles of trout lilies. That's a riot how they kept on growing. Your Trientalis borealis photo would make good desk top wall paper. Nice shadows.
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