Category: Places

Rue Anemone

Rue Anemone [Anemonella thalictroides] photos were taken on the Mountains-to-Sea trail between the Blue Ridge Parkway Folk Art Center and Visitor’s Center on 16 April 2017.  It’s the member of the Buttercup (Ranunculaceae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 392-3, states it’s a “delicate spring flower” that is found in open woods. It can have 5-10 petallike …

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Woodland Violets

Woodland Violets [Viola] found at Givens Estates on 14 April 2017 and in Gerton, North Carolina on 15 April 2017.

Office Artwork – 17 January 2017

Office Art – 17 January 2017

New Belgium Brewery, Asheville, NC – 14 January 2017

Post-Holidays 2017 – New Belgium Brewery, Asheville, North Carolina

Snow at Troy Hill – 7 January 2017

Home at Troy Hill – 7 January 2017

Rancho Palos Verdes – 9 December 2016

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Along Sweeten Creek

Along Sweeten Creek Road in Asheville, North Carolina on 6 November 2016

Fine-leaved or Bitter Sneezeweed

Fine-leaved or Bitter Sneezeweed [Helenium tenuifolium] photos were taken at Fletcher Park on 2 October 2016.  It’s the member of the Aster (Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 366-367, states it blooms in summer and fall and can be found in fields and on roadsides. USDA Plants Listing: Helenium tenuifolium

Eastern Tailed-Blue Butterfly

A gathering of Eastern Tailed-Blue butterflies [Everes comyntas] found at Russian Chapel Hills Winery on 3 September 2016.  The NWF Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America, page 280 says “these are the only tailed blue butterfly in the eastern United States.”

Large Milkweed Bug

Large Milkweed Bug [Oncopeltus fasciatus] on Common Milkweed [Asclepias syriaca] at Fletcher Park on 27 August 2016.  The NWF Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America, page 123 says this true bug’s “bright colors serve to warn predators of their bitter taste, which is a result of their diet.”