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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Field Trip to Shaken Creek - August 2015

Shaken Creek Field Trip
Pender County, NC
August 8th, 2015
Property Owned by The Nature Conservancy

Camassia Slopes Field Trip
Northampton County, NC
April 7th, 2015
Preserve owned by The Nature Conservancy
- See more at: http://scenicnc.blogspot.com/2015_04_01_archive.html#sthash.P76K1ZX4.dpuf
Camassia Slopes Field Trip
Northampton County, NC
April 7th, 2015
Preserve owned by The Nature Conservancy
- See more at: http://scenicnc.blogspot.com/2015_04_01_archive.html#sthash.P76K1ZX4

 Sarracenia Savanna

"This word is so beautiful, that I can hardy believe it exists." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
The second weekend in August took me to a wonderful North Carolina natural preserve owned by The Nature Conservancy(TNC) called Shaken Creek. We had great weather with overcast skies, which made for ideal lighting for photography.  Although it was warm, it was cooler than a typical August day.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Camassia Slopes Wildflower Field Trip

Camassia Slopes Field Trip
Northampton County, NC
April 7th, 2015
Preserve owned by The Nature Conservancy 

My friend Jim Fowler(you can ck out his blog here) sent me an email about this field trip. It is a place I'd been wanting to visit for years and for good reason. The preserve contains wildflower species considered rare in North Carolina including sessile Trillium(Trillium sessile), purple larkspur(Delphinium tricorne) and three birds orchid(Triphora trianthophora). Camassia lily(Camassia scilloides), for which the preserve is named, grows abundantly in hardwood forests and is rare east of the Appalachians. In all, more than two dozen species of endangered, threaten, or rare species are found at Camassia Slopes. 

Sessile Trillium (Trillium sessile)


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Review of Jim Fowler's new book about the Green Swamp


March 29, 2015



Jim's book "Orchids, Carnivorous Plants, and Other Wildflowers of the Green Swamp, North Carolina" is not just a field guide to the flora of the Green Swamp Preserve and the Greater Green Swamp area, but an introduction to the history of this wonderful biologically diverse region. He answers the question what is the Green Swamp, describes in detail the characteristics that make it unique, talks about how fire is critical to the diversity of longleaf pine savannas, and current pressures that effect the future of the preserve.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Shooting Frosty Bubbles


The first couple weeks of January 2015 have been cold here in ENC. With all the cold air in place it provides a great opportunity to shoot the frosty, frozen and frigid subject of winter in particular frosty bubbles.


Frosty "full moon"

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