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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Wildcrafting Adventure Trek, part II

We found a Kansas Banana tree -- also know as the Paw Paw.

This is one of the most fascinating plants we came across, and I had never heard of it before. It is called a Compass Plant. As you can see, the leaves line up in a north/south line. They appear to be more reliable than moss on a tree.

Heading on down the trail. These trails are former railroad lines.

This is Daisy Fleabane. I don't remember that it served any practical purpose, but I thought the flowers were pretty.

The butterflies were thick. They landed on us and fluttered around us the whole time we were walking. These guys even posed for me!

I loved these dragonflies. Worked hard to get a picture of this one.

One more chance at mulberries before we call it a day. That's Dwight from Eureka who also walked the trail with us.

I don't usually censor photos of myself, but I wanted to show you the butterflies and didn't really like the rest of this picture. This is my hat. The butterflies loved me.

1 comment:

bs said...

Look how green Kansas is! Oh that's
right you are in Eastern Kansas, a
whole different place then western