Sunday, April 17, 2016

Ramble Report April 14 2016



Don Hunter led today's Ramble. Neither Linda nor I were able to be here today so Don's Facebook album takes the place of my usual Ramble Report. Here's the link to that album for today's Ramble. Hop on over to view the photos taken by Don and our own Rosemary W. This report will consist of only the readings and the summary of species observed.

Twenty Ramblers met this morning.

Today's readings: Three ramblers provided the readings:

Readings for April 14, 2016 Nature Ramble

Larry D. provided these thought-provoking thoughts:

“Through the gift of this natural world we are not meant to take advantage and destroy, but are invited to use and replenish.” - Mike Vitale

“I don't understand why, when we destroy something created by man, we call it vandalism.  Yet when we destroy something created by nature, we call it progress.”  - Unknown

“Nature is the greatest server of humanity, but has become the victim of human's avarice and greed.” - Tasneem Hameed

“It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.”  - Rachel Carson

Sue W. followed with a wonderful poem by Mary Oliver:

I Worried

I worried a lot.
Will the garden grow, will the rivers flow in the right direction, will the earth turn as it was taught, and if not how shall I correct”

Was I right, was I wrong, will I be forgiven, can I do better?

Will I ever be able to sing, even the sparrows
can do it and I am, well, hopeless.

Is my eyesight fading or am I just imagining it,
am I going to get rheumatism,
lockjaw, dementia?

Finally I saw that worrying had come to nothing.
And gave it up.  And took my old body
and went out into the morning,
and sang.

Don H. left us with these thoughts:

“Spring is natures way of saying “Let's party!”  -  Robin Williams

“Just living is not enough....one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”  -  Hans Christian Andersen

SPECIES OBSERVED APRIL 14, 2016

Dunson Native Flora Garden
Pale yellow trillium
Trillium discolor
Golden ragwort
Packera aurea
Woodland phlox
Phlox divaricata
Green-and-gold
Chrysogonum virginianum
Columbine
Aquilegia canadensis
Meadow rue
Thalictrum dioicum
Black cohosh foliage
Actaea racemosa
Leatherwood
Dirca palustris
Coral bells
Heuchera americana
Violet wood sorrel
Oxalis violacea
Sensitive fern
Onoclea sensibilis
Large flower trillium
Trillium grandiflorum
Dwarf crested iris
Iris cristata
Atamasco lily
Zephyranthes atamasco
Shooting stars
Dodecatheon meadia
Hairy-stemmed spiderwort
Tradescantia hirsuticaulis
Decumbent trillium
Trillium decumbens
Jack-in-the-pulpit
Arisaema triphyllum
Mayapple
Podophyllum peltatum
Wild ginger
Asarum canadense
Spanish bluebells
Hyacinthoides hispanica
Wild geranium
Geranium maculatum
Virginia bluebells
Mertensia virginica
Butterweed
Packera glabella
Chattahoochee trillium
Trillium decipiens
Golden ragwort
Packera aurea
Virginia spring beauty
Claytonia virginica
Rattlesnake fern
Botrypus virginianus
Common chickweed
Stellaria media
Star chickweed
Stellaria pubera
Goldenseal
Hydrastis canadensis
Harper's heartleaf ginger
Hexastylis speciosa
Large flower heartleaf ginger
Hexastylis shuttleworthii
Arrowleaf ginger
Hexastylis arifolia
Foam flower
Tiarella cordifolia
Barren strawberry
Geum lobatum (=Waldsteinia lobata)
Common chickweed
Stellaria media
Celandine poppy
Stylophorum diphyllum
Twin leaf
Jeffersonia diphylla
Atamasco lily
Zephyranthes atamasco
Yellow trillium
Trillium luteum
Sweet Betsy
Trillium cuneatum
Solomon's plume
Maianthemum racemosum
Painted buckeye
Aesculus sylvatica
Silverbell tree
Halesia carolina
Eastern blue star
Amsonia tabernaemontana
Yellow trumpet pitcher plant
Sarracenia flava
Kidney-leaf buttercup
Ranunculus abortivus
Horsetails
Equisetum sp.
Plantainleaf pussytoes
Antennaria plantaginifolia
Perfoliate bellwort
Uvularia perfoliata
Alleghany spurge
Pachysandra procumbens
Cut-leaf toothwort
Dentaria laciniata
Gate at DNFG
American wisteria
Wisteria frutescens
High bush blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum
Power line ROW
Beaked corn salad
Valerianella radiata
Common chickweed
Stellaria media
Southern blackberry
Rubus argutus
Carolina cranesbill
Geranium carolinianus
White clover
Trifolium repens
Purple deadnettle
Lamium purpureum
Indian strawberry
Duchesnea indica
Field madder
Sherardia arvensis
Low hop clover
Trifolium campestre
European corn salad
Valerianella locusta
Southern/wild chervil
Chaerophyllum tainturrieri
Dove's foot cranesbill
Geranium molle

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