- Narrow-leaved Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium)
- Green Frog (Rana clamitans)
- Two-lined Salamander (Eurycea bislineata)
- Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
- Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)
- Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon)
- Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)
- Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
- Eastern Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)
- Marsh Marigold (Calthra palustris)
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This native flower looks like grass, but after looking closely, you can see these beautiful clusters of blue flowers. This plant belongs in the Iris Family. There are roughly 75 species of Sisyrinchium native to the Western Hemisphere. This … Continue reading
It has been a long time since my last post! I hope to add more discoveries to this blog over the summer. My son Dylan spotted this frog popping its head out of the water on our hike today. I … Continue reading
Found this little guy with a seine net. They are quite common in the northeast. They are insectivores and get their name from the two dark stripes running along their back.
This is one of my favorite early blooming wildflowers. The blossom has five pink striped petals that range from white to pale pink. This plant is apparently rare on Long Island, but at Shu Swamp it’s abundant.
This is one of the first butterflies seen in spring. It rarely lands with its wings open, so you only see the bright blue color in flight. This one took me about ten minutes to photograph. They rarely stay still!
The woods near my home is literally carpeted with these unique little flowers. They won’t be around much longer, but their mottled leaves will last when the flowers are long gone.
Found this little guy on my hike this morning. Garter snakes are one of the most common snakes in North America, and can grow up to four feet. Females don’t lay eggs like most snakes, instead they give birth to … Continue reading
Such a strange plant. Love how each year it actually grows deeper into the ground, so older plants are basically impossible to dig up, not that I would!
My daughter and I came upon this tree in a park near our home. This tree is estimated to be 100 years old. Leah was impressed with the tree’s height and impressing her is hard to do! A goal for … Continue reading