Kip’s Comments 4-11-17

Crimson Cup Fungus - Image 429770 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Wildflowers and Calm Paddling

After a large table-top exercise today at work, I spent some time wandering among wildflowers and a wild fungus species. While approaching the area I expected to see some wildflowers. I was not planning to see a carpet of pretty early spring blossoms. Everywhere I looked there were flowers either in full bloom or soon to bloom. Need I explain how relaxing the outing was? There is something fun about lying on the ground in the woods and studying wildflowers!

Following are some of the many images recorded during an hour or so in the woods.I hope you find something you like!  

Hepatica:            

Hepatica - Image 429631 (© Kip Ladage)

Hepatica – Image 429631 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Hepatica - Image 429618 (© Kip Ladage)

Hepatica – Image 429618 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Hepatica - Image 429600 (© Kip Ladage)

Hepatica – Image 429600 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Hepatica - Image 429554 (© Kip Ladage)

Hepatica – Image 429554 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Bloodroot:  

Bloodroot - Image 429470 (© Kip Ladage)

Bloodroot – Image 429470 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Leeks:    

Leeks - Image 429642 (© Kip Ladage)

Leeks – Image 429642 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Mayapple:    

Mayapple  - Image 429646 (© Kip Ladage)

Mayapple – Image 429646 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Mayapple  - Image 429651 (© Kip Ladage)

Mayapple – Image 429651 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Dutchman’s Breeches:  

Dutchman's Breeches - Image 429515 (© Kip Ladage)

Dutchman’s Breeches – Image 429515 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Dutchman's Breeches - Image 429511 (© Kip Ladage)

Dutchman’s Breeches – Image 429511 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Dutchman's Breeches - Image 429491 (© Kip Ladage)

Dutchman’s Breeches – Image 429491 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Spring Beauty:    

Spring Beauty - Image 429660 (© Kip Ladage)

Spring Beauty – Image 429660 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Spring Beauty - Image 429669 (© Kip Ladage)

Spring Beauty – Image 429669 (© Kip Ladage)

 

False Rue Anemone:    

False Rue Anemone - Image 429540 (© Kip Ladage)

False Rue Anemone – Image 429540 (© Kip Ladage)

 

False Rue Anemone - Image 429527 (© Kip Ladage)

False Rue Anemone – Image 429527 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Crimson Cup Fungus:    

Crimson Cup Fungus - Image 429770 (© Kip Ladage)

Crimson Cup Fungus – Image 429770 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Red Admiral Butterfly:  

Red Admiral Butterfly  - Image 429736 (© Kip Ladage)

Red Admiral Butterfly – Image 429736 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Red Admiral Butterfly  - Image 429754 (© Kip Ladage)

Red Admiral Butterfly – Image 429754 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Near the timber I photographed many wild turkeys in corn stubble:

Wild Turkey in Corn Stubble - Image 429729 (© Kip Ladage)

Wild Turkey in Corn Stubble – Image 429729 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Wild Turkey in Corn Stubble - Image 429724 (© Kip Ladage)

Wild Turkey in Corn Stubble – Image 429724 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Wild Turkey in Corn Stubble - Image 429722 (© Kip Ladage)

Wild Turkey in Corn Stubble – Image 429722 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Wild Turkey in Corn Stubble - Image 429720 (© Kip Ladage)

Wild Turkey in Corn Stubble – Image 429720 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Tonight was likely the easiest “Marsh Migration” event hosted by Crawdaddy Outdoors that we have had so far in 2017. Calm winds made the paddling easy. Wildlife species observed tonight at Sweet Marsh were a pair of horned grebes, a lone Forster’s tern, American white pelicans, and countless coots. Plan to join us next Tuesday if you are interested. Reserve a spot by calling Crawdaddy Outdoors. 

Horned Grebes:    

Horned Grebe - Image 429781 (© Kip Ladage)

Horned Grebe – Image 429781 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Horned Grebe - Image 429789 (© Kip Ladage)

Horned Grebe – Image 429789 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Forster’s Tern:  

Forster's Tern - Image 429778 (© Kip Ladage)

Forster’s Tern – Image 429778 (© Kip Ladage)

 

American White Pelican:  

American White Pelican - Image 429774 (© Kip Ladage)

American White Pelican – Image 429774 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Marsh Migrations Paddlers:

Marsh Migrations - Image 429819 (© Kip Ladage)

Marsh Migrations – Image 429819 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Marsh Migrations - Image 429828 (© Kip Ladage)

Marsh Migrations – Image 429828 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Marsh Migrations - Image 429836 (© Kip Ladage)

Marsh Migrations – Image 429836 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Marsh Migrations - Image 429840 (© Kip Ladage)

Marsh Migrations – Image 429840 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Marsh Migrations - Image 429845 (© Kip Ladage)

Marsh Migrations – Image 429845 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Marsh Migrations - Image 429849 (© Kip Ladage)

Marsh Migrations – Image 429849 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Marsh Migrations - Image 429851 (© Kip Ladage)

Marsh Migrations – Image 429851 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Marsh Migrations - Image 429854 (© Kip Ladage)

Marsh Migrations – Image 429854 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Marsh Migrations - Image 429855 (© Kip Ladage)

Marsh Migrations – Image 429855 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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