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Hepatica Nobilis

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Rockhopper Trail

Bhavna and I ventured out to another trail in West Amwell Township we have not visited before. This one was a bit odd in that the trailhead starts on private property. We passed an old barn and some cars. It was a bit strange. It had rained the entire week and the trail was more than just soggy; it was "water into your shoe" deep in certain places. Fortunately, Bhavna had worn proper hiking shoes for this adventure and we…

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Isolation Photo Project, Day 10

Last week I ventured into the woods near the Sourland Mountains in search of wildflowers, more specifically hepatica. I didn't find any. The rains on Monday and Tuesday kept me close to home and out of the woods but today I returned to look. I chose a trail, the Rockhopper Trail in Lambertville, where another area resident, Mary Anne Borge, had mentioned seeing them. The trail was muddy and sloshy but Bhavna and I continued along and after 30 minutes…

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Round-lobed Hepatica

Round-lobed Hepatica, spring, flower, purple, sourland mountain

This afternoon, Bhavana and I went for another hike in the Somerset County Sourland Mountain Preserve. The hike, a Wildflower Walk, was organised by the Sourland Conservancy Stewards. The hike was led by Jared Rosenbaum of Wild Ridge Plants, LLC. Jared is a naturalist advisor to the Sourland Conservancy’s Sourland Stewards program. Turn's out we had met Jared's wife Rachel Makow. Rachel led a wild edibles walk through the Rock Mil Preserve two years ago, and we were a part…

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