Tuesday, October 12, 2010

ANPS field trip to Lorrance Creek Natural Area

After racing bikes in Tulsa on Saturday night, I hustled home Sunday morning to make an Arkansas Native Plant Society (ANPS) field trip led by Dr. Eric Sundell at the Lorrance Creek Natural Area and I'm so glad I made it.  The walk is about 1/2 mile of paved trail and wooden bridge.  Despite the dry summer, some things were still green.

We walked to the end of the path, stopping often to discuss features of the trees and shrubs we found along the way, like telling the difference between white and green ash trees and tasting horse sugar.

Below are some of the photos from the trip that turned out nice.

Cardinal flower

Tall white aster and narrow leaf sunflower
Poison ivy on Bald cypress

Horse sugar
Tupelo gum tree

The swamp

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