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Paw Paw Asimina triloba

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Date

August 25, 2013

Description

Hubba hubba. Pawpaw fruit spotted on some trees in Leesylvania State Park. Won't be long now.

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Polyphemus Moth Antheraea polyphemus

Observer

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Date

September 7, 2013

Description

Beautiful brown moth with eye spots spotted near Carter's Pond in Prince William Forest Park

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Date

May 17, 2013

Description

More Brood II cicada sightings. A bush outside of the Smoketown Station Panera in Woodbridge Virginia had about a half dozen cicadas.

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Periodical Cicadas Genus Magicicada

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Date

May 11, 2013

Description

First Brood II cicada sighting. It and its shell were found on an American chestnut hybrid.

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Smilacina racemosa Maianthemum racemosum

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Date

May 5, 2013

Description

Possible False Solomon's Seal blooming at Falls Ridge Nature Preserve on May 5th

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Orchis spectabilis Galearis spectabilis

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Date

May 5, 2013

Description

Possible Showy Orchid blooming at Falls Ridge Nature Preserve on May 5th

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Mayapple Podophyllum peltatum

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Date

May 5, 2013

Description

Almost blooming on May 5th at Falls Ridge Nature Preserve

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Large White Trillium Trillium grandiflorum

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Date

May 5, 2013

Description

Blooming on May 5th at Falls Ridge Nature Preserve

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Jack-in-the-pulpit Arisaema triphyllum

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Date

May 5, 2013

Description

Blooming at Falls Ridge Nature Preserver on May 5, 2013

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wild columbine Aquilegia canadensis

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Date

May 5, 2013

Description

Was blooming on May 5th at Falls Ridge Nature Preserve

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina ssp. carolina

Observer

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Date

July 21, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Box Turtle at Tupelo Meadows in Central Park, Manhattan, NY

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Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum

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Date

February 19, 2012

Description

A sizeable flock of Cedar Waxwings hit up my Mom's bird feeder in Occoquan, Virginia on February 19th

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What

common pawpaw Asimina triloba

Observer

TGAW

Date

September 24, 2011

Description

Off the Bull Run Occoquan Trail roughly 1/4 - 1/2 mile from the trailhead at Fountainhead Regional Park, there are pawpaw trees along the shore of a small creek. On September 24th, 2011, they were fruiting.

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common pawpaw Asimina triloba

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Date

October 17, 2011

Description

Some pawpaws were spotted above the the falls at Falls Ridge Preserve. No fruit was found and the leaves were already yellowing.

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Observer

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Date

October 11, 2009

Description

Water oak leaves off the hiking trail at Maple Park

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redbelly water snake Nerodia erythrogaster ssp. erythrogaster

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Date

October 11, 2009

Description

Found this redbelly watersnake on the horse trail near the airport and Maple Park

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Indian Pipe Monotropa uniflora

Observer

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Date

October 11, 2009

Description

Boo! Just in time for Halloween, found this Ghost Flower, on a trail in Maple Park.

Ghost flowers don't have any chlorophyll-- they feed off fungus that feed off trees.

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What

common pawpaw Asimina triloba

Observer

TGAW

Date

September 20, 2009

Description

Plenty of pawpaw fruits could be found on the Supplejack Trail in the Dismal Swamp State Park.

I can also report that they were DELICIOUS!

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Observer

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Date

April 24, 2008

Description

Wisteria was in full fragrant bloom at the Virginia Tech Horticulture Gardens on April 24, 2008

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Observer

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Date

May 26, 2007

Description

Wisteria outside of the Biltmore Estate was stunning to look at, though it was not in bloom on May 26, 2007.

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Observer

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Date

April 12, 2009

Description

Wisteria was in full fragrant bloom in Hertford, North Carolina on April 12, 2009

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Observer

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Date

April 12, 2009

Description

Wisteria was in full fragrant bloom in Hertford, NC on April 12, 2009

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Mississippi-Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) Alligator mississippiensis

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Date

April 4, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Saw an alligator (and a painted turtle) sunning themselves on logs off of the yellow canoe trail in Merchant's Millpond State Park

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Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) Haliaeetus leucocephalus

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Date

April 4, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A pair of bald eagles were circling above Merchant's Millpond State Park

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Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) Branta canadensis

Observer

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Date

April 4, 2009

Description

Saw two Canadian geese nests while canoeing at Merchant's Millpond State Park-- one on top of a Beaver dam and one in an old bald cypress tree.

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american beaver (Castor canadensis) Castor canadensis

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Date

April 4, 2009

Description

Saw a number of beaver dams, beaver chewed trees and one swimming beaver (sorry about the blurry picture) at Merchant's Millpond State Park

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Observer

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Date

April 4, 2009

Description

Lots of Spanish Moss hung on the Baldcypress trees in Merchant's Millpond State Park

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What

Bald Cypress Taxodium distichum

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Date

April 4, 2009

Description

Lots of Bald Cypress Trees.

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Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia

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Date

May 23, 2007

Description

Virginia Creeper (which appears on the state seal and state flag of Virginia) growing in Wildwood Park in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

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Observer

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Date

May 26, 2007

Description

Virginia Creeper (which appears on the State Seal and the State Flag of Virginia) growing near the trailhead on VA-652 Trailhead of the Appalachian Trail in Troutville, VA

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