–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…
The buds are just starting! It has been WELL below freezing for weeks but mental Midwest weather has reminded us that it can get warm fast. – 60 degree F shifts in a given day has never been unusual here
Insects and plants alike are waking up!
Or ‘Surprise Lilies’ as they’re called round a bouts h’ya.
We needed rain desperately and got some! The garden will hopefully be happier but everything went in late (long winter) and then we had no moisture, so whatever’s up is sort of mealy — except the asparagus which regularly produced a gallon a day. -except when it doesn’t, fickle Mother Nature