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lenrely

lenrely

Conservationist with Flowerdew Hundred Foundation. Alexander County NC park ranger, formerly VA Dept. of Conservation.

Granite Falls, NC

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lenrely Spanish Moss
Spanish Moss commented on by lenrely Orrum, North Carolina, United States3 weeks ago

I have to drive four or five hours east to see it. I'm planning a moss garden too.

lenrely Banded Water Snake
Banded Water Snake commented on by lenrely Orrum, North Carolina, United States3 weeks ago

You might find some in your area but they are introduced.

lenrely Royal Fern
Royal Fern commented on by lenrely Orrum, North Carolina, United States3 weeks ago

Yes exactly. If you wanted one for your garden that's where you should plant it.

lenrely Gnome's Fingers
Gnome's Fingers commented on by lenrely Hiddenite, North Carolina, United Statesa month ago

Done!

lenrely Gnome's Fingers
Gnome's Fingers commented on by lenrely Hiddenite, North Carolina, United Statesa month ago

Thank you! It's very small. I'm moving and for a moment I was tempted to bring it with me.

lenrely Green Heron
Green Heron commented on by lenrely Hiddenite, North Carolina, United Statesa month ago

Thank you! This one's missing the hallux, but after I saw the bird I looked around for a crow-sized track with a very rigid foot that couldn't possibly be anything else. The track looks like a miniature great blue heron's with a little bit of webbing on one side, when the toes are together like this one is pretty much the only flexibility there is. There aren't any other herons this small, if it was a crow there would be bumps and warts where the joints are. Bird tracking is a lost art, I'd recommend the book Bird Tracks & Sign. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations...

lenrely Luxury Caps
Luxury Caps commented on by lenrely Cataula, Georgia, United Statesa month ago

This species likes to grow out of mulch and potting soil. I found some baby ones in South Carolina that look like your second photo but I didn't recognize them until someone identified them for me. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations...

lenrely Fungus
Fungus commented on by lenrely Tallahassee, Florida, United Statesa month ago

I think that's a Calvatia puffbull which usually grows in lawns, but just happened to grow in a weird place.

lenrely Spotting
Spotting commented on by lenrely São Paulo, Brazila month ago

I agree, it probably came with the plant or the soil it's in.

lenrely Spotting
Spotting commented on by lenrely Greenwood, Indiana, United Statesa month ago

Unfortunately you can't tell a gray treefrog from Cope's treefrog unless you hear the call or know the area really well. I grew up in Virginia hearing only gray treefrogs and here in NC I only hear Cope's, that's how I know. I looked up Indiana and you have plenty of both.

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