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.


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.


  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.)


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

    Hiking vicariously. Nice job


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