One of my plans for this little road trip was to bring back plant specimens that could be on the State Wildlife contest. For the most part, I have been asking to pull over on the side of the road to gather grasses and taking pictures of trees along the way. However, I have also been fortunate to have several stops at national parks where the plants have been nicely labeled so I know the plants I am gathering are correct. I try to take the specimens already gathered to compare to these labeled plants.
Here are a few of the plants I have gathered along with a few pictures, along with location:
Catclaw Sensative briar
Southern Red Oak
Not a bad start to my specimen list. I can’t wait to get back to show the group.
Also, our picture taking skills have been used to take great shots of the mountain scenes across three states—Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Still more of this to come as we head off on our ‘real’ vacation in just two days!