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pinesap - Photo (c) Sheldrake1, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA) CC
pinesap Info
Monotropa hypopitys, also known as Dutchman's pipe, yellow bird's-nest or pinesap, is a herbaceous perennial plant, formerly classified in the families Monotropaceae or Pyrolaceae, but now included within the subfamily Monotropoideae of the blueberry family (Ericaceae). It is native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, and is scarce or rare in many areas. However, it is still the most widespread member of the subfamily. While currently included in the genus Monotropa, recent genetic evidence strongly... (From Wikipedia)
Indian Pipe - Photo (c) Vicky Sawyer, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by tgaw CC
Indian Pipe Info
Monotropa uniflora, also known as the ghost plant, Indian pipe, or corpse plant, is a herbaceous perennial plant native to temperate regions of Asia, North America and northern South America, but with large gaps between areas. It was formerly classified in the family Monotropaceae, however, it has now been included within the Ericaceae. It is generally scarce or rare in occurrence. (From Wikipedia)
Gray Jay - Photo (c) Johann C. Rocholl, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA) CC
Gray Jay Info
The Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis), also Grey Jay, Canada Jay or Whiskey Jack, is a member of the crow and jay family (Corvidae) found in the boreal forests across North America north to the tree-line and in subalpine forests of the Rocky Mountains south to New Mexico and Arizona. It is one of three members of the genus Perisoreus, the others being the Siberian Jay, P. infaustus, found from Norway to eastern Russia and the Sichuan... (From Wikipedia)
Clasping Venus's Looking Glass - Photo (c) Vicki DeLoach, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND) CC
Clasping Venus's Looking Glass Info
Triodanis perfoliata, the Clasping Venus's Looking Glass, is an annual herb native to North America. It is a flowering plant belonging to the family Campanulaceae. (From Wikipedia)
Rough Green Snake - Photo (c) Patrick Coin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA) CC
Rough Green Snake Info
Opheodrys aestivus, commonly known as the rough green snake, is a nonvenomous North American colubrid. It is sometimes called grass snake or green grass snake, but these names are more commonly applied to the smooth green snake (Opheodrys vernalis). The European colubrid called grass snake (Natrix natrix) is unrelated. The rough green snake is docile, often allowing close approach by humans, and seldom bites. (From Wikipedia)
Creeping Snowberry - Photo (c) Superior National Forest, some rights reserved (CC BY) CC
Creeping Snowberry Info
Gaultheria hispidula, commonly known as the Creeping Snowberry or Moxie-Plum, is a spreading ground-level vine of the heath family Ericaceae native to North America that produces small white edible berries. It fruits from August to September. Its leaves and berries taste and smell like wintergreen. (From Wikipedia)
Triops australiensis - Photo (c) Sean Murray, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA) CC
Triops australiensis Info
Triops australiensis, sometimes referred to as a shield shrimp, is an Australian species of the tadpole shrimp Triops. (From Wikipedia)
Smooth Greensnake - Photo (c) squamatologist, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND) CC
Smooth Greensnake Info
The smooth green snake (Opheodrys vernalis) is a nonvenomous North American colubrid. It is also referred to as the grass snake. It is a slender, "small medium" snake that measures 36–51 cm (14–20 in) as an adult. It gets its common name from its smooth dorsal scales, as opposed to the rough green snake, which has keeled dorsal scales. It is found in marshes, meadows, open woods, and along stream edges and is native to regions of Canada,... (From Wikipedia)
Rhynchospora megalocarpa Info
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Timber Rattlesnake - Photo (c) Tad Arensmeier, some rights reserved (CC BY) CC
Timber Rattlesnake Info
Crotalus horridus, commonly known as timber rattlesnake, canebrake rattlesnake or banded rattlesnake, is a species of venomous pit viper found in the eastern United States. This is the only rattlesnake species in most of the populous northeastern United States. No subspecies is currently recognized. (From Wikipedia)
Hepatica - Photo (c) Tero Laakso, some rights reserved (CC BY) CC
Hepatica Info
Hepatica (hepatica, liverleaf, or liverwort) is a genus of herbaceous perennials in the buttercup family, native to central and northern Europe, Asia and eastern North America. Some botanists include Hepatica within a wider interpretation of Anemone. (From Wikipedia)
Forked Fungus Beetle - Photo (c) Patrick Coin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA) CC
Forked Fungus Beetle Info
Bolitotherus cornutus is the scientific name of a species of darkling beetle that is also known under the vernacular name forked fungus beetle. As a holometabolic insect, its life cycle includes four life stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. (From Wikipedia)
Brown Creeper - Photo (c) Jerry Downs, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND) CC
Brown Creeper Info
The Brown Creeper (Certhia americana), also known as the American Tree Creeper, is a small songbird, the only North American member of the treecreeper family Certhiidae. (From Wikipedia)