Hepatica Americana

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…

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Monday's weather put me in a gloomy funk. Today the sun appeared again, but the air was cold. I read a blog post by Mary Anne Borge about her walk on the Rockhopper Trail in West Amwell. Mary Anne encountered birds and plants and wildflowers. She mentioned that the warmer weather may have brought on…

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Macro Moments Challenge #35 Hepatica

Macro Moments Challenge #35 by Susan Gutterman (Musin' With Susan)

It’s good to be back. March had five Wednesdays, so it’s been three weeks since the last challenge posted! Congratulations to justpat1 of https://pitammm.wordpress.com/ for submitting the winning entry to Challenge #34.

Over the weekend I went hiking in the Sourland Mountain Preserve and observed numerous wildflowers along the trail. The flower in the post header is Hepatica. Hepatica (Hepatica nobilis var. obtusa) is a herbaceous perennial native to woodland in eastern North America. Once again I used the Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set DG but mounted…

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

Round-lobed Hepatica

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 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…

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