When we were kids, we would love to play with this plant. It goes by many nicknames and grows almost everywhere in my area.
For more info: Common Horsetail
It’s amazing how a splash of color can make a dreary day better.
I was so busy taking multiple photos for a focus stack of this plant that I did not notice that I was kneeling in a patch of poison ivy. Fortunately, I was not affected and got the shot with no ill effects.
I love finding one of the more unique plants of the woods. Although listed as common, I have not come across very many of them in my explorations of the north woods. You can learn more about this plant here.
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I am unsure of the identity of these flowers, however they were very abundant in the area I was photographing.
The weather is finally warming and various signs of spring are showing up in nature, including insects.
While making one last visit to see the pelicans I spotted this fly warming itself on an information plaque.
This past week week we had a few foggy days with cooler temps which usually creates a frosted wonderland. Although I did not have the chance to really take advantage of the phenomenon, I did capture a few images and went out a couple of days later to try macro photography on what was left of the frost.