May 21st, 2008

The pink Rue Anemone (Anemonella thalictroides) are going gangbusters at the Adams trail. Nice plant, short-lived spring bloomer.
I finally got time to take a couple pictures on the Adams School Nature trail when the teacher took the kids on an extended hike after my program. I got to wander back to school alone and really look at things for a change. It is amazing how different the forest looks when you aren't in the middle of a pack of 30 kids. And Silence is Golden... Gol-den...
Muhu haha. Ha.On the flip side, and at the top of the bulletin board at the Ecological Post Office here's Public Enemy #1 (or so.) Sweet-faced, but rightfully demonized, Garlic Mustard (Aliaria petiolata), the Evil Invader. Remember The Blob with Steve McQueen? It's coming soon to a neighborhood near you, without the schlurpy sucking sounds. Pull it before it flowers. Make pesto. Do your native plants a favor. Save yourself!

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