Category Archives: Exploring

Discovering new (to me) plants

Rotary Sunshine Camp

I was volunteering at Rotary Sunshine Camp near Rochester, NY and had 45 minutes to spare, so I poked around their wild areas.  There were a variety of invasives, but nothing totally taking over, possibly excepting the mugwort.  I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Buckland Park

I tramped through the back fields at Buckland Park, Rochester, NY and found some invasives but nothing taking over, with the possible exception of Elecampane in one area.  IMapInvasives wasn’t tracking Elecampane, but I emailed them and they decided to … Continue reading

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Corbett’s Glen

I took a walk through the southern area of Corbett’s Glen in Rochester, NY and found some nice natives, but unfortunately, except for the trees and a cattail swamp, I’d say 80% of what I saw was alien invasive.  There … Continue reading

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More on the beach

Soon we’ll be leaving the cottage for the summer.  I discovered several plants newly blooming or previously overlooked on the beach or nearby in the woods:

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Finger Lakes Farmland

I took a hike around my dad’s 200 acre farmland in the Finger Lakes.  It is about 1/3 corn, 2/3 “wild” but maintained (rotational mowing, feeding plots to attract deer, woods for harvest, planted trees).  I had been expecting to … Continue reading

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Sharp-lobed Hepatica

Another walk in the same woods path near my dad’s lakefront property.  Not much new, but noticed this plant and think I’ve ID’d it correctly, though had no flowers to help.

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Interloken Trail near Teeter Pond

I went plant-hunting along this trail with my dad and two dogs.  My daughter and I like to camp here.  Here’s a pastel I once did of this pond.

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