While the big showy flowers have bloomed and faded, a new interesting group has raised from the ground to welcome the summer - the Sedge, Grasses, and Rushes!
The short version: 'Sedges have edges, Rushes are round, Grasses have knees that bend to the ground.' The long version will be in next week's posts.
Blooming this week at the Funk Wilderness Area - sedges, rushes, grasses, fleabane, golden ragwort, clover, blue eyed grass, alfalfa, peppergrass, corn salad, and more I'm sure. We also see a big emergence of dragon and damselflies (some of my favorites!), and good old leopard frogs hopping about.
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Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who spends her time exploring and learning about the unique history and nature in North East Ohio. She lives with her fiancé and cat in Wooster where she also works at a bookstore and grows and cans her own vegetables. When she's not doing that, yoga and embroidery (not at the same time) are other things she enjoys.