A Great Egret was seen frequently over a three week period, starting April 27, 2015. This always occurred when I was working, making photography difficult. The bird had a yellow beak and dark legs. It would be there each morning very early (7 AM) and leave when nearby residents began walking dogs (8:30 to 9:00 AM). Twice, it was seen in another wetland not far from the early morning site.
One of at least two melanistic individuals that have been present in the area for a year or two now. Last year or the year before there appeared go be a family group that was melanistic, perhaps containing a few normal type individuals (or these were from a neighboring litter?).
Horsetails are seedless vascular plants. The vascular tissue in the plant allows water and nutrients to be transported throughout the plant. The body of this plant is divided into stems, leaves, and reproductive structures. These plants can grow much taller than non-vascular plants because the tissue causes plants to no longer have contact with a moist environment and it provides structural strength within stems.
Moss on a tree by the gym doors.
it lives through any climate and it never loses its leaves
It is a blue, green tree. Small in height.
Large and long stems with lots of small leaves coming off the sides. Several stems to one plant. Bright green color.
Green, looks soft and moist,Stuck to bark of a tree, scattered, and seedless.
large looks like wheat
A common green shrub with red berries. The red berries have a red in the middle and they are deadly when eaten.
A tree that bears cones and evergreen needle-like or scale-like leaves.
Many small twigs produced on the main trunk between the main whorls of branches. The bark is relatively thick, gray-brown, breaking into furrows and rounded ridges, and is only slightly scaly. The needles are evergreen, borne singly and at right angles from all sides of the twig and are about 1.6 to 3 cm long. Seed cones are green or violet.
This is a Horsetails, it is in the same category as a fern. They reproduces by using spores and are vascular. It also does not not flower. These plants were thriving during the Paleozoic era.
Three creeks park in floodplain. Common in patches
Garlic mustard just starting to flower