Botanizing along Pearson Falls Road, Polk County, North Carolina — 2015-04-12

Just south of the sleepy little town of Saluda, North Carolina is a dirt road that leads to Pearson Falls, a local springtime wildflower hot-spot. On Sunday, April 12, Walter Ezell and I made the trip just across the South Carolina – North Carolina border to photograph the spring wildflowers that never fail to amaze

Botanizing in Jackson County, Alabama – Part 2 of 2 — 2015-04-04

On Friday night, the four of us (Alan Cressler, Steve Bowling, Brad Wilson, and I) had been apprised of a severe thunderstorm warning and were eventually deluged with rain and small hail. The accommodation (the “barn”) was very cozy, even considering the hoard of lady-bug beetles that commonly over-winter in the area. Our hosts, H.C.

Botanizing in Jackson County, Alabama – Part 1 of 2 — 2015-04-03

Recently, I was invited to visit one of Alabama’s most impressive wildflower locations in Jackson County, but I turned it down since I had a previously scheduled trip to the well-known wildflower site in north Georgia called, “The Pocket”. Well, unfortunately that trip had to be cancelled due to a medical emergency of one of

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