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Tansy, photo by Erik W. L. Anderson

August 18th, 2004 - Report by

What an unusual day!! When we started out the sun was out and it was beautiful. Not too long after the very dark clouds rolled in and the wind came then it was sunny, then dark and windy. The wind was putting debris on the road at the time but also last night. We had to turn back because of trees on the road on the Bally Creek Road, on the Pine Mountain Road and when we just had turned on the Lima Mountain Road and gotten out of the car we heard a tree fall on the other side of the road. That was enough for us - we left for home!!

The weather, however, didn't keep us from enjoying the flowers. Some of the ones we saw were: Turtlehead, many Asters, Goldenrod, Black-eyed Susan, Spotted Knapweed, Pearly Everlasting, Pipsissewa, and Tansy (TOT - Tons of Tansy). The leaves are already starting to change. There was a mint type of plant that caught our eye along the road. On closer examination we think it probably is a Skullcap but not the species shown in our books.

We thought of having our lunch at Swamper Lake but when we got there we saw white-caps and changed our minds and had lunch in the car at the Scenic Overlook where there were no trees that could fall on us. All in all it was a good day and we got home about 3:30

See what we found last year at this time of year!

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Past Reports

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2004 Wildflower Reports:

September 1st, 2004

August 25th, 2004

August 18th, 2004

August 4th, 2004

July 28th, 2004

July 21st, 2004

July 14th, 2004

July 8th - 11th, 2004

July 7th 2004

June 30th, 2004

June 29th, 2004

June 23rd, 2004

June 16th, 2004

June 9th 2004

June 2nd, 2004

May 26th, 2004

Memorial Weekend

May 19th 2004

May 12th, 2004

May 5th, 2004


2006 Wildflower Reports:

August 16th, 2006

August 9th, 2006

August 2nd, 2006

July 26th, 2006

July 19th, 2006

July 12th, 2006

July 5th, 2006

June 21st, 2006

June 28th, 2006

June 14th, 2006

June 7th, 2006

May 31st, 2006

May 24th, 2006

May 17th, 2006

May 10th, 2006

May 3rd, 2006

April 26th, 2006


2005 Wildflower Reports:

August 10th, 2005

August 3rd, 2005

July 27th, 2005

July 20th, 2005

July 13th, 2005

July 6th, 2005

June 29th, 2005

June 22nd 2005

June 15th 2005

June 12th, 2005

June 10th, 2005

June 8th, 2005

June 1, 2005

May 25th, 2005

May 18th, 2005

May 11th, 2005

May 4th, 2005

April 20th, 2005

April 13th, 2005


2003 Wildflower Reports:

August 27th, 2003

August 20th 2003

August 13th 2003

August 6th 2003

July 30th, 2003

July 23rd, 2003

July 9th, 2003

July 2, 2003

June 25th, 2003

June 18th 2003

June 11th 2003

June 4th 2003

May 28th, 2003

May 21st, 2003

May 14, 2003

May 7, 2003

April 30, 2003

April 23, 2003



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