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The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain Status Update 3/12/2016

The warm weather has continued, along with a fair bit of rain. It’s been 10 days since my last trip to The Pocket (3/2), and I was expecting some significant changes in what was blooming. Some news – the Harbinger-of-Spring is almost gone. However, that’s not the only news… Wait for it…

Wood Poppy, Celandine Poppy - Stylophorum diphyllum

Wood Poppy – Stylophorum diphyllum

Not just the Wood Poppy…

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#NPOD: Dimpled Trout Lily #Nativeplants

Dimpled Trout Lily – Native Plant of the Day 02/22/2017
Photo from 02/19/2014.  Location:  Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve, Grady County, Ga.
More photos / info at the Persicaria punctata detail page.

Dimpled Trout Lily, Dimpled Dogtooth Violet, Southern Appalachian Trout Lily - Erythronium umbilicatum

Dimpled Trout Lily – Erythronium umbilicatum

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The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain Status Update 3/16/2015 – Game On!!

Today (3/16) was beautiful – clear skies and about 70 degrees by noon. The weather had been pretty warm for several days, with a lot of rain showers over those several days, so I was hopeful that things would have picked up a bit from my last report on 3/7. And had it! Of the 53 species on my current version of my wildflower checklist for The Pocket, we (my wife, a lovely homeschool group we met up with, and I) found 13 blooming right now.

Sanguinaria canadensis

Bloodroot – Sanguinaria canadensis

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Dimpled Trout Lily – Erythronium umbilicatum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Dimpled Trout Lily, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (03/05/2015.)  Scientific name is Erythronium umbilicatum. It is also known by the common names Dimpled Dogtooth Violet and Southern Appalachian Trout Lily. Photo below was taken at the Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve in Grady County, GA on Feb 20, 2014. Go to the Dimpled Trout Lily detail page for more photos and information.

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The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain Status Update 3/27/2014

Yesterday (3/27) was one of the rare days this spring – mostly clear skies and warmer weather – into the 60’s. As a plus a couple of my grandkids wanted to join me, so a great time at The Pocket was guaranteed.  Several of the “signature species” at The Pocket – Virginia Bluebell, Wood (Celandine) Poppy, Dutchman’s Breeches (or, as my grandson called them, “Upside Down Pants from Holland), Trout Lily are blooming right now.  I’m developing a checklist to use so I won’t have to photograph or remember what all is blooming, and of the 51 species on my current version of the checklist, 25 are blooming right now.

Trailing Trillium (Trillium decumbens)

Trailing Trillium – Trillium decumbens

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#Waterfalls and #Wildflowers – Toccoa Falls

My wife and I were passing through Toccoa Falls, Georgia on Saturday, March 22, heading back home from Devil’s Fork State Park in South Carolina, and decided to stop in to see the namesake waterfalls.  My sister had attended Toccoa Falls College in the 1960’s, and a friend of my daughter’s family from Papua New Guinea is attending there now, so we knew the waterfalls was on the campus of the college.  We stopped at the guard’s gate for directions – straight down the road until we come to the gift shop in the Gate Cottage.  Access to the falls is through the gift shop, paying a small fee – $2 for most adults, $1 each for those of us over the age of 60.  A short walk of about 100 yards up a nice trail along Toccoa Creek brings you to a view of the 186′ waterfalls.

Toccoa Falls on the campus of Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls on the campus of Toccoa Falls College in Georgia

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The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain Status Update 3/18/2014

While the weather is keeping things slow, things are picking up at The Pocket.  Several species have started blooming, and even more are “almost there.”  Checking last year’s reports, we’re tracking pretty close to 3/10/2013.  The big excitement for me today was finding that a few Dutchman’s Breeches have started blooming.

Dutchman's Breeches - Dicentra cucullaria

Dutchman’s Breeches – Dicentra cucullaria

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Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve

Wow!  If you like Trout Lilies (what’s not to like about Trout Lilies?) then… Wow!  Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve is home to the densest population of Trout Lilies in the world.  Arrive there at peak bloom – usually early February, but with the cold late winter we’ve had in the southeast, mid-February this year – and you too will be amazed at the carpet of yellow blossoms in a 40 acre patch of forest along the slopes down to Wolf Creek in Grady County, Georgia.

Dimpled Trout Lily - Erythronium umbilicatum

Massive display of Dimpled Trout Lily – Erythronium umbilicatum – at Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve

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Update on #Wildflowers at The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, 03/10/2013

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.

Trout Lily - Erythronium americanum

Trout Lily – Erythronium americanum

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