A Short Afternoon Hike

I knew it was going to be a good outing when almost-adult bald eagle flew right over the truck. Adult eagles are 4-5 years old before they get their white head and tail. This eagle had a few brown feathers in its tail. I was so excited, I didn’t check its head.

The woods at Stone Face definitely changed since our last trip. It was so green.

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 Recent rains left a cheerful creek.

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 Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema atrorubens) bloomed among all the greens.

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 The colors and lines of the hood created an artistic design.

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  Mayapples (Podophyllum peltatum) grew in large patches.

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Only the plants with two leaves bloom.

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 The flower blooms under the umbrella of leaves.

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Knowing that gemmed satyrs aren’t a tolerant butterfly, I had to stay where I was and zoom in for this picture.

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After such a pleasant hike, we had one more surprise on the way home … a wild turkey walked across the road and into a field.

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Wow! You’re much further along than we are. I haven’t seen even a hint of Jack in the pulpits yet and our woods are still more brown than green.

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  2. Beautiful. It’s amazing how quickly things have greened up. I was out of town last week and immediately noticed that everything was growing. (I think we are ahead of you, though, here in Northern Viriginia.)

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  3. Posted by Therese on April 28, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Hiking vicariously. Nice job

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