Monthly Archives: May 2016

#NPOD: Mountain Wood Sorrel #Nativeplants

Mountain Wood Sorrel – Native Plant of the Day 05/31/2016

Photo from 06/18/2005. Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN. More photos / info at the  Oxalis montana  detail page.

Mountain Wood Sorrel, Northern Wood Sorrel - Oxalis montana

Mountain Wood Sorrel, Northern Wood Sorrel – Oxalis montana

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#NPOD Narrowleaf Skullcap #Nativeplants

Narrowleaf Skullcap – Native Plant of the Day 5/27/2016

Photo from 5/24/2012. Location: Kleinschmidt Grade, Hell’s Canyon, Adams County, ID . More photos / info at the Scutellaria angustifolia detail page.

Narrowleaf Skullcap, Small-flowered Skullcap - Scutellaria angustifolia

Narrowleaf Skullcap, Small-flowered Skullcap – Scutellaria angustifolia

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#RV Journal: Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area, Nantahala-Oconee National Forest

The Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area is a recreational day-use area and campground near Suches, Georgia at the site where a Civilian Conservation Corps camp was located in the 1930’s, and some of the facilities (the beach bathhouse; maybe other parts) were built for that camp. I had heard that there were Yellow Ladyslippers blooming in the vicinity, so I spent two nights there 05/18/2016 and 05/19/2016. While there is only a single site available with electricity, this is definitely a campground worthy of your consideration if you can get that site, or especially if you don’t need electricity. While there are some issues with the bathhouses, the campground and campsites are nice, and the location is superb.

Lake Winfield Scott

Lake Winfield Scott – lake and beach

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