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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Canaan Valley Edition

Our original plans for the weekend were thrown into disarray, so we went to Canaan Valley on Saturday for a little hiking, and to see what spring wildflowers were out.

Answer: lots and lots.

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Categories: Flowers,Hiking,National Park / Forest,Photos,State Park / Forest,West Virginia  

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Cacapon State Park

I really want an app that gives me the forecast for the state and tells me where it will NOT be raining over the weekend. Is that really so much to ask?

The forecast looked least wet in the Berkeley Springs area, so we headed east to do some hiking at Cacapon.

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Irises

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Pink Lady Slipper

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FUTURE SNACKS!!!!

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Categories: Flowers,Photos,State Park / Forest,West Virginia  

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Cranberry Glades

Our last hike (Canaan & Blackwater Falls) were a dud as far as spring wildflowers went.

Our trip to Cranberry Glades was FULL of wildflowers. It was a gorgeous day.

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Swamp cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus

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Marsh Marigold Caltha palustris

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Pitcher Plants Sarracenia

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Trout lily!

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Trillium!

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Categories: Flowers,National Park / Forest,Photos,West Virginia  

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Blackwater Falls & Canaan Edition

I wanted to get out of town this weekend, so we headed to Canaan / Blackwater Falls, because they’re so close.

I also wanted to see wild flowers; I should have suggested New River Gorge. Because there was not much in bloom. But there were some things.

I know the area is a couple weeks behind is, but I expected I might see bloodroot or spring beauties. Nope. I did see leaves for upcoming trout lilies.

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Clubmoss!

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Violets!

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Bluets! (I adore bluets)

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And OMG! Pixie cup lichens!

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So! Adorable!

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Categories: Flowers,Photos  

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Sunday Flower Pr0n: WVU Arboretum

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Trout lily Erythronium americanum

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Dutchman’s Breeches Dicentra cucullaria

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Bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis

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Bluebells Mertensia virginica

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Categories: Flowers,Photos  

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Botanic Garden Edition

It was a nice walk at the Botanic Garden, but it’s hot and humid and now we’re both wiped out.

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Cranberry Wilderness

Rhododendron (The WV State Flower!)

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Bird’s Foot Trefoil (Lotus cornicilatus)

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Sweet clover (Melilotus)

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Coreopsis (Tickseed)

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