Posted on March 10th, 2013 1 comment
The wildflowers at The Pocket are very similar to last time – check out the update from 2/24. However, there were a few additions, including Trout Lily, which is just beginning to bloom.
Read on for the rest of the list, and a few more photos. Click on the photos for larger images, and then “back” to return to this page.
Posted on December 3rd, 2012 1 comment
USWildflowers Daily Plant 12/03/2012
Photo from 2/21/2010. Location: Walker County, GA:
Common Chickweed, an introduced and possibly invasive species. For more information go to the Stellaria media detail page.
Posted on November 28th, 2012 1 comment
Native Plant of the Day 11/28/2012
Photo from 2/21/2010. Location: The Pocket, Walker County GA.
Star Chickweed - for more photos / information go to the Stellaria pubera detail page.
Posted on March 12th, 2012 No comments
I wasn’t planning on going down to The Pocket this weekend, but my wife had other plans for Sunday, so she suggested that I do something to take advantage of the beautiful day, so I headed down there shortly after getting home from church. In addition to walking the boardwalk and the trail up to the falls, I did a little back country walking above the bluff north of the horse trail. Wildflowers are abundant; here is my report, and a couple of photos taken off the beaten path in The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain.
The Phacelia are blooming. There is a Phacelia in the field to the right as you walk down to the boardwalk; they are blooming along the boardwalk and all the way up to the falls. The photo above was taken up on the top of the north bluff.
Posted on March 5th, 2011 2 comments
What a difference a few weeks with some warm weather makes! On Feb 13 we made a trip to The Pocket and there was still a little snow on the ground and no sign even of Harbinger of Spring. I made a quick trip down to The Pocket this morning to check on the status, and the wildflower season has begun! Read on…
Posted on April 15th, 2010 No comments
Work and grandkid schedule have left time only for a quick trip down to The Pocket on Wednesday evening. My primary purpose was to determine if the Bellwort down there is Large-flowered or Perfoliate (mission accomplished.) We also took a spin around the boardwalk and made a trip north of the parking area, but did not get up the horse trail toward the falls, so I’m unable to update the status of flowers found along that trail.
Posted on April 7th, 2010 No comments
We made a quick trip down to The Pocket on Tuesday evening. We made a short 100-yard walk up the horse trail and took a spin around the boardwalk, so I’m unable to update the status of flowers found along the trail to the falls, but here’s what I’ve got.
Posted on April 1st, 2010 No comments
In summary: This will be a good weekend at The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, especially since tomorrow is forecast to be sunny and warm, as was today.
Posted on March 28th, 2010 2 comments
On Saturday I participated in the Georgia Botanical Society outing to The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, led by Mike Christison. I’m a new member of the BotSoc, as they call it, and this membership in this organization is already paying dividends in many ways. In addition to showing me two more wildflowers sites on Pigeon Mountain, I picked up two new species at The Pocket. One of those was the Roundleaf Yellow Violet.
Posted on March 11th, 2010 No comments
Common chickweed, a non-native species considered by some to be invasive or weedy, has been added to the USWildflowers.com database. Scientific name is Stellaria media.
Posted on April 18th, 2009 No comments
Cindy and I headed down to The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain around 4:30 Friday afternoon. I knew the light would be failing on the Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail soon after we arrived, but I was committed for Saturday, and wanted to make sure I was able to make a weekly report on the wildflower status during the spring season. If you’re into watching the seed-formation process, this is a good time for you. There is still an abundance of wildflowers in The Pocket, making a trip absolutely worthwhile, but of the “signature flowers,” Virginia bluebell and wood poppy are past blooming or almost so, and the bent trillium is abundant but in decline. The dominant species in the boardwalk area is probably the wild hyacinth, with the wild geranium still providing a pink splash around much of the trail.
Posted on April 13th, 2009 No comments
To avoid crowds like those that were on the Shirley Miller Trail at The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain last week, I headed down there early Saturday morning, arriving at the parking area shortly after 8 AM. The sky was overcast, but the wind was low – a good situation for wildflower photography. My first stop was the dogwood tree beside the parking area.The Pocket Bellwort, Blue Cohosh, Chickweed, Columbine, Dogwood, Foamflower, Iris, Jack in the Pulpit, Mandarin, Phlox, Purple Phacelia, Rue Anemone, Spurge, Squawroot, Stonecrop, Toothwort, Trailing Trillium, Violets, Virginia Bluebell, White Trillium, Wild Geranium, Wild Hyacinth, Wood Betony, Wood Poppy
Posted on April 4th, 2009 No comments
Due to rain and obligations, it had been 9 days since I’d been down to The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain. Today was the Chattanooga Valley Presbyterian Church’s Keen-agers’ annual (I think) wildflower hike at The Pocket, so at 10 AM I joined the other folks in my age group at the church, and soon we headed on down to Pigeon Mountain. I returned from the hike with 381 photographs; two of them with people in them. After an initial run through the photographs, I’ve deleted about 150 of them; both photos of people remain.
Posted on March 19th, 2009 No comments
I only have time for a quick post, so I’ll list what I found… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on March 10th, 2009 No comments
Cindy took Joseph down to Shirley Miller Trail at The Pocket again today. Joseph was wanting to take a camera down there to try his hand at wildflower photography, and I must say, he did well. I’m glad they went back today, because apparently things are continuing to develop rapidly. Read the rest of this entry »