Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain – Fee Area

UPDATE 07/12/2017: Effective the first of July, there have been changes to the fee structure:

  • GORP has been replaced with a “Lands Pass”. This is $30 per year for an individual resident of Georgia, $60 for a non-resident.
  • There is no longer a small group pass. Each eligible party must have their own pass.
  • While those under the age of 16 do not need a pass, folks over 65 are no longer free. They must have a pass/license.
  • If you’re over 65 and a resident of Georgia, it is more cost-effective to get a Senior Sportsman’s License than a Lands Pass, since there is no senior discount for a Lands Pass. Get this: A 1-yr Sr. Sportsman’s License costs $7.  Or (figure this one out) if you’re over 65 and a Georgia resident you can get a Lifetime Sportsman’s License  for free for a lifetime, and it will let you fish, and if you take a hunting safety course ($28) hunt.

Original post from 1/30/2012:

I’d been looking for an opportunity to head down to The Pocket to photograph the the leaves of Aplectrum hyemale, which are withered or entirely gone by bloom time in early May.  Sunday was a beautiful day, so I headed out after our family lunch for the 20-mile drive.  While I was a couple of months late for fresh leaves, it was still a trip of discovery – I discovered that the Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area is now a fee area.

Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area by USWildflowers, on Flickr

Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area is now a fee area.

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Wild Poinsettia – Euphorbia cyathophora – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Wild Poinsettia, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (01/25/2012.) Scientific name is Euphorbia cyathophora.  Photo below was taken at the Coquina Baywalk on Leffis Key, Manatee County, FL, on December 22, 2011.   It  is also known by the common names Fire on the Mountain, Painted Euphorbia, and Desert Poinsettia.  Go to the Wild Poinsettia detail page for more photos and information.

Wild Poinsettia, Mexican Fireplant, Fire on the Mountain, Painted Euphorbia, Desert Poinsettia - Euphorbia cyathophora

Wild Poinsettia, Mexican Fireplant, Fire on the Mountain, Painted Euphorbia, Desert Poinsettia - Euphorbia cyathophora

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Indian Blanket – Gaillardia pulchella – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Indian Blanket, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (01/22/2012.) Scientific name is Gaillardia pulchella.  Photo below was taken at the Desoto National Monument, Manatee County, FL , on December 21, 2011.   It  is also known by the common names Indian Blanketflower, and Firewheel .  Go to the Indian Blanket detail page for more photos and information.

Indian Blanket, Indian Blanketflower, Firewheel - Gaillardia pulchella

Indian Blanket, Indian Blanketflower, Firewheel - Gaillardia pulchella

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Dune Sunflower – Helianthus Debilis – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Dune Sunflower, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (01/20/2012.) Scientific name is Helianthus debilis.  Photo below was taken in Bradenton Beach, Manatee County, FL , on December 20, 2011.   It  is also known by the common names Beach Sunflower, Cucumberleaf Sunflower, East Coast Dune Sunflower, and Branching Sunflower .  Go to the Dune Sunflower detail page for more photos and information.

Dune Sunflower, Beach Sunflower, Cucumberleaf Sunflower, East Coast Dune Sunflower, Branching Sunflower - Helianthus debilis

Dune Sunflower, Beach Sunflower, Cucumberleaf Sunflower, East Coast Dune Sunflower, Branching Sunflower - Helianthus debilis

Shepherd’s Needles – Bidens pilosa (Bidens alba) – Added to USWildflowers database

Shepherd’s Needles, a species native to much of its range in the United States, has been added to the USWildflowers database (01/15/2012.) Scientific name is Bidens pilosa.  Photo below was taken in Sarasota County, FL, on December 18, 2011.   It  is also known by the common names Spanish Needles, Romerillo, Common Beggar’s-tick, Hairy Beggarticks, and Cobbler’s Pegs .  Go to the Shepherd’s Needles detail page for more photos and information.

Shepherd's Needles, Spanish Needles, Romerillo, Common Beggar's-tick, Hairy Beggarticks, Cobbler's Pegs - Bidens pilosa

Shepherd's Needles, Spanish Needles, Romerillo, Common Beggar's-tick, Hairy Beggarticks, Cobbler's Pegs - Bidens pilosa

#NPOD: White Milkweed #Nativeplants

Native Plant of the Day 01/10/2012.

Photo from July 20, 2010. Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park, Dade County, GA.

White Milkweed – for more photos / info go to the Asclepias variegata detail page.

White Milkweed, Redring Milkweed, Variegated Milkweed - Asclepias variegata

White Milkweed, Redring Milkweed, Variegated Milkweed – Asclepias variegata

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Camphorweed – Heterotheca subaxillaris – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Camphorweed, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (01/9/2012.) Scientific name is Heterotheca subaxillaris.  Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA, on October 2, 2011.   It  is also known by the common names Camphor Weed and False Goldenaster.  Go to the Camphorweed detail page for more photos and information.

Camphorweed, Camphor Weed, False Goldenaster - Heterotheca subaxillaris

Camphorweed, Camphor Weed, False Goldenaster - Heterotheca subaxillaris

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Mountain Goldenbanner – Thermopsis montana – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Mountain Goldenbanner, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (01/6/2012.) Scientific name is Thermopsis montana.  Photo below was taken Adams County, ID, on June 19, 2011.   It  is also known by the common names Mountain Thermopsis, False Lupin, Golden pea, and Buckbean.  Go to the Mountain Goldenbanner detail page for more photos and information.

Mountain Goldenbanner, Mountain Thermopsis, False Lupin, Golden pea, Buckbean - Thermopsis montana

Mountain Goldenbanner, Mountain Thermopsis, False Lupin, Golden pea, Buckbean - Thermopsis montana

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