Horsemint

Today’s post includes some more wildflowers found on my spring 2012 wildflower trek in southeast Missouri. This was a new wildflower for me. I narrowed this down to a Monarda species, and believe it to be Monarda russeliana, or more commonly called “Wild Bergamot” or “Horsemint” (Identification correction is always welcomed!). This flower was just […]

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Fire Pink

Fire Pink (Silene virginica) is another wildflower that grows in the east-central and Ozarks areas of Missouri. When I traveled to the southeast area of Missouri this past spring, this bright beauty was observed almost everywhere in Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park, especially in the wooded area surrounding our campsite. The fire pink is a perennial […]

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Miami Mist

Last spring, I made a weeklong trip to southeast Missouri, near the “bootheel” area of the state. Although I am a lifelong resident of Missouri, I had never been to this area. Why? Probably the #1 reason is the difficulty of getting to this area. No, not really difficult … just takes a long time. […]

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Faster Than A Speeding Bullet!

While on my recent camping trip to the bootheel area of Missouri, I ran upon this small fence lizard (species unknown) while photographing woodland wildflowers near my campgound:       While photographing him, I decided to try to grab some video. Here is a short clip of the little guy. Watch his extreme speed […]

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