Category Archives: Lichen

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First Spring Field Trip 2017

With an unruly spring–further delayed by an eight-day trip to New York with She Who Must be Obeyed, my usual April launch into the ice-free wilds became a May day. Ignoring the unkempt garden for a […]

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Halfmoon Lake Natural Area

One of my favourite locations is the sandy jack pine ecosystem of the Halfmoon Lake Natural Area north of Edmonton. I began visiting in the spring of 2013 and I have been returning for regular visits […]

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Spring in the Opal Natural Area

I had my first 2015 visit to the Opal Natural Area on Thursday, a favorite area of mine due to the diverse habitats:  jack pine forest with open areas of kinnikinnick and reindeer moss, groves […]

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Off to Waterton

(The little grey cells have been otherwise occupied, so blogging has been neglected, but here is a post I should have been placed two months ago…) My usual early September tour of southern Alberta was delayed due […]

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Late-summer Halfmoon Rambling

I was looking for sand beasts last week. I began in the area around Nestow in the morning. I found little there, so moved on to Halfmoon Lake Natural Area again. By the time I arrived it was […]

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Cladonia Lichen

 In the process of looking for bugs, I often come across other delightful little subjects. In this case, I caught a glimpse of  little points of red scattered over the forest floor, and a closer look revealed they were […]

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