Friday, August 29, 2008

New Moon August 30

so we are planning to head up to the hot springs area and celebrate a little one's day of birth, spend some time with his wonderful mom and celebrate the new moon. we will also be exploring the area, as always. we will ask fire to share with us its warmth and joy and likely practice some simple trap making. who knows what else we will find or do. we will go wherever the wind blows us.

Discovering Ashevilles hidden bird sanctuary

Robert Paulson and I ventured out into a bird sanctuary off Merrimon across from Ingles. It wasn't very quiet, as its surrounded by traffic, stores and houses. Oh and a dude playing his trumpet over the lake.
However we found there is quite a lot growing there. I believe we successfully identified several wildflowers. And we forgot the camera so we did not take any pictures this time.
This is what we found so far:

Shrubby St. Johnswort Hyperericum spathulatum
Jewelweed Impatiens capensis
New England Aster Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
Bonesett Eupatorium perfoliatum
Selfheal Prunella vulgaris
Queen Annes Lace Daucus carota
Evening Primrose Cenothera biennis
Wingstem Actinomeris alternifolia
Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis
Box ElderAcer negundo
Cattails Typha(not sure which one common or narrow leaf)