More Spring Images

March 14, 2007

New catkins and leaves color the forest…..American Elm appears yellowish green, oaks lime green, Eastern Red Cedar dark green with tinges of orange (male plant with pollen), Mexican Plum (white) and Redbud.  Second row sunset images….




Signs of Spring

March 12, 2007

Lime green leaves emerge and more plants begin to bloom….a few images as winters dies out and spring emerges, moving about 25 – 30 miles per day from south to north (so they say)…

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Park Dogs

March 8, 2007

Colorful canines dot the park and woods trails along with their owners…here are just a few images:


No effusive commentary here…just random images I shot from the north side of Spring Creek recently.

Left to Right: reflection from Spring Creek, bark beetle tunnels, sunset, poison ivy on hackberry tree, fossil-bearing strata along the creek, raccoon tracks.


More Trout Lilies

March 1, 2007


These images of Trout Lilies (Erythronium albidum) were taken on private property from Feb. 24-Feb. 28, a undisclosed location north of Spring Creek Preserve. The rich woodland habitat for these beauties needs to be saved for future generation from development as well as invasive species located not too far from them. Alien species such as japanese honeysuckle, japanese privet, english ivy, nandina, and monkey grass threaten woodland habitat as well as native plants and animals.