2 July 2022
Seen this week at Duck Hollow, listed in photo order:
- Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is in bloom (at top). No cats were present but plenty of dogs walked by. The Duck Hollow trail is popular with dog-walking services.
- Common mullein (Verbascum thapsus) is 5-6 feet tall now with a spike of yellow flowers.
- Moth mullein (Verbascum blattaria) is a much more delicate plant than common mullein.
- Daisy fleabane (Erigeron annuus) cast petal-shadows on its disks as it opened in the morning sun.
- Leaf miners are active now, making squiggles inside the leaves. (I don’t know the identity of the leaves pictured below.)
- Teasel (Dipsacus sp.) hasn’t bloomed yet but it is getting close.
I heard ravens calling in the distance while I took these pictures. Woo hoo!
(photos by Kate St. John)