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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Since 2015 we have been exploring and sharing all the amazing things we’ve found in nature.
Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who is most often found out in the woods.