One observed on aster
Saw many pawpaw trees, some bearing fruit.
Blunt-lobed woodsia growing from the walls of the old Patowmack Canal. (The rangers were gracious enough to let us into the canal prism for a brief inspection.)
Virginia polypody growing on a rock outcrop.
A great blue heron fishing at Great Falls.
A happy ebony spleenwort with a long fertile frond, growing from rock.
plant along towpath
No idea if this is right, but that looks like a mole foot to me. Scat with persimmon seeds found nearby. Found alongside a road to the trailhead.
Two chasing each other around a tree.
On pawpaw seedling.
The BEST persimmons I've ever had. I thought it was too early for them still! These were all from the ground and soft and mushy.