This Snow Goose was hanging with a flock of Canada Geese on a pond in Daleville, in Botetourt County, VA, last Thursday, Oct. 3. This is my first Snow Goose.
Indigobush, a native species in most of its North American range, has been added to the USWildflowers database (10/08/2013.) Scientific name is Amorpha fruticosa. Also known as False Indigo Bush, Desert False Indigo, and Tall Indigo-bush. Photo below was taken in Adams County, ID on May 28, 2012. Go to the Indigobush detail page for more photos and information.
Autumn Sneezeweed, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (10/07/2013.) Scientific name is Helenium autumnale. Also known as Common Sneezeweed and Staggerwort. Photo below was taken in Botetourt County, VA on Oct 2, 2013. Go to the Autumn Sneezeweed detail page for more photos and information.
My wife and I were trying to get back home on Friday, 10/5, for a grandson’s final football game of the season (6th grade), but we managed to carve out a few hours for a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway between Roanoke and Hillsville in Virginia. We were glad we did. The weather was wonderful, and the colors, while not yet to peak, were quite wonderful.
Michaux’s Saxifrage, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (10/02/2013.) Scientific name is Micranthes petiolaris. Also known as Mountain Saxifrage. Photo below was taken on Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Sep 23, 2013. Go to the Michaux’s Saxifrage detail page for more photos and information.