You'll probably have to take my word for the ID, but it was a spectacular sight to see so many of these flying together!
If anyone can ID this beyond family, I'd really appreciate the help!
I'm not even sure this IS a lichen, but it's awfully pretty.
Looking for an ID on the three lobe leaved plant, not the Christmas fern. On the eroded banks of a small stream.
I found this smooth hornwort growing near a creek in my neighborhood. It is very soft. The color varied from light green, vibrant green, and dark green.
I found this moss growing on the edge of the sidewalk against my house. The sidewalk does not get much sunlight because of the way the house is positioned. The sun cannot shine on it much. This is a perfect environment for the moss. The moss is different shades of green and very soft to the touch.
I found this club moss on the edge of the woods near my house. It took me a second to identify it, but once I did, it was clear to see that it was growing all over the edge of the woods. It was very short and hard to see and bright green in color.
I found this fern sample in the woods behind my house. Each of the stems were about two feet long and bright green in color.
This lily was growing in my backyard. It was average sized. The petals were a creamy orange color with grapefruit colored stripes.
This flower was beautiful! It was so tiny, but I was just captivated by it! It had three blooms attached to the stem. All of the blooms had purple petals and a yellow center.
I have been seeing this turkey in the parking lot of the fitness center in Haywood County for several months now. The only time I could get a good picture of him was when I saw him for the first time in early January of this year. I still see him trotting around the parking lots when I go to the gym in the mornings. He seems to enjoy the calm and mostly empty parking lot.
I saw this little guy while I was sitting on the front porch of my cabin at Camp Tekoa in Hendersonville, NC last week. He was about the size of my hand. He was tanish/brown with lots of bumps all over. He let me get so close to him! I got to watch him eat a little lizard and some bugs, which was super cool!
Discovered while I was taking a shower. Should I have said it was "captive / cultivated?"
Spore print yellow with pinkish tint , as described in Binion et al. (2008).