–the one thing I did find was my 1st tick-bite of the year
Not only is it plant hunting but … we found none. I took photos as I searched and went into the front creek after giving up. Bobby got to enjoy some swimmins when we got back to the house. -he swims 3,278 times a day in our ponds anyway but it’s always fresh for him!
Missouri Wildflowers -helps identify by colour
Basic (Missouri) Mushrooming -don’t miss several linked articles at bottom for related articles
Lichens of Lower Ozarks -for the serious wildcrafter, this is a paper by a member of MOBOT
Our Front Creek is part of the Big River Watershed -we’re in the nice, mixed-y-up area towards the bottom with the best variety of geo-formations
Videos as links to my flickr, below photos…
baby wild carrots
Bobby and Himses Pond (one of them)
methinks a fawn femur, given size
determined white oak roots clinging to the side of a ravine
mmm, shaley goodness
I’m crap at rock identification but I think the orange might be granite. Honestly, I took this for Cha0tic, whom I thought would like these two more colourful ones
purple hyacinths and Bobby on the wrong side of a fence
everything around here is tumbled down, it’s a very Ozarks sight
robust moss, less-so wild fern
fawn (reckon) vertebrae
unsure: tree ear fungus?
you can’t tell but this is 20 feet down a ravine where a bunch of our chat washed, which is also a common Ozarks phenomenon. Put 20 tonnes of chat on a road, next year 2/3 of it will be Elsewhere. #Incline
wee mandrake/ mayapples…they’ll grow up 10x this size or if you know what a full-grown plant looks like, this is at 1/10th
Bobby in full swim (about 15 feet deep where he’s crossing).