Nature Walk: October 8-17

For this nature walk I explored the paths behind the running trail at the Reservoir. My friend and I conducted the walk at around 3:30 on October 16th. It was fifty six degrees and over cast, the coldest walk I had been on yet. During the walk we saw many small animals and fungi, however, in line with this walk's theme we chose to only take photos of plants we thought were unique. Over the course of our walk we saw plants with yellow flowers, purple flowers, and blue berries (Goldenrods and Toadflax, Hydrangeas, and Buckthorn respectively). One section of the trail broke off and took us to several large rocks. Growing in front of one of them was a Sand Heath. The Sand Heath caught my eye because it looked shockingly similar to a Christmas tree. All in all the walk was a relaxing event and I was pleased with the variety of plants found.

Posted by thorbura thorbura, October 17, 2019 21:02

Observations

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Common Buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica

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thorbura

Date

October 16, 2019 04:01 PM EDT

Description

Tall Green Plant with dark blue berries.

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Hydrangeas Genus Hydrangea

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thorbura

Date

October 16, 2019 04:25 PM EDT

Description

Medium sized plant with small purple leaves.

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Common Toadflax Linaria vulgaris

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thorbura

Date

October 16, 2019 03:50 PM EDT

Description

Small shrub with clusters of yellow flowers.

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Vascular Plants Phylum Tracheophyta

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thorbura

Date

October 16, 2019 04:04 PM EDT

Description

Small bush growing next to a large rock wall.

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Goldenrods Genus Solidago

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thorbura

Date

October 16, 2019 03:54 PM EDT

Description

Thin green plant with yellow flowers.

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Lupines Genus Lupinus

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thorbura

Date

October 16, 2019 03:43 PM EDT

Description

Small plant with several green leaves, found with a cluster of even smaller lupines.

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