Walking at Landsford Canal State Park

This was May 16, the day before the annual Lilly Festival at the park.

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As Debra and I started the long walk back to the truck, rain came, soaking us thoroughly the whole way. That was fun.

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Published in: on May 27, 2009 at 12:07 am  Comments (1)  

Ferns While Birding

Here are some photos of surroundings during the bird trips of Friday and Saturday. Except for the last in this series, these were taken in Moore County, NC, near the town of Southern Pines.

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Just getting started.

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Cinnamon fern and bracken fern.

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The open spaces were filled with bracken.

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An elegant cinnamon fern below the millpond dam at Raft Swamp. This is in Hoke County, NC, south of Raeford.

I did not obtain pictures of several other fern species we observed, including ebony spleenwort, netted chain fern, and royal fern.

Published in: on May 7, 2008 at 12:14 pm  Comments (4)