Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Bona Dea, plants Update
Bona Dea was very hot and humid and sunny. Heat index over 100 degrees. Took a closeup photo of a Crape Myrtle shrub blooms. Pretty redish pink in color and they are really starting to pop out now. On Swinging Bridge Trail, I observed a Trumpet Creeper Wildflower. It was actually very well hidden in the heavy overgrowth of weeds of the trail. They grow in vines and are related to the Cross Vines that I took photos of earlier in the year. The photo of the flower showing more red and orange and close to the ground is the Creeper and the other trumpet looking more yellow type flower is the Cross Vine. At the spillway I fed the fish consisting of the numerous Blue Gill Bream and a few Musk Turtles and ole Mr. Flathead Catfish was there for a taste. Also a flock of Tufted Titmouse and Carolina Chickadee birds came for a visit. Also on the trail were a pair of really big and really black American Crows. They took off when I approached them.