Tag Archives: Walker County

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain Status Update 02/21/2017 – 9 Species Blooming

As expected with this warm weather, we’ve added a few species to what are blooming at The Pocket. As I was hoping, Carolina Spring Beauty are now pretty widespread.  While 9 species are a far cry from the 40 that may be blooming at peak, we’ve got to remember, this is mid-February!

Carolina Spring Beauty, Wide-leaved Spring Beauty - Claytonia caroliniana

Carolina Spring Beauty – Claytonia caroliniana

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#NPOD: Dutchman’s Breeches #Nativeplants

Dutchman’s Breeches – Native Plant of the Day 02/12/2017
Photo from March 21, 2009. Location: The Pocket, Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Dicentra cucullaria detail page.

Dutchman's Breeches - Dicentra cucullaria

Dutchman’s Breeches – Dicentra cucullaria

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#NPOD: Harbinger of Spring #Nativeplants

Harbinger of Spring – Native Plant of the Day 02/07/2017
Photo from 02/07/2009. Location: The Pocket, Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Erigenia bulbosa detail page.

Harbinger-of-Spring, Pepper and Salt - Erigenia bulbosa

Harbinger-of-Spring, Pepper and Salt – Erigenia bulbosa

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Hepatica are Blooming at The Pocket 01/31/2017

My wife and I made a trip down to the Pocket on Tuesday, 1/31/2017. With the warm winter we’ve had, I was not going to be surprised to find something blooming – and it was! There were dozens of Hepatica (Anemone acutiloba) blooming along the boardwalk. I expected to find Harbinger-of-spring (Erigenia bulbosa) blooming as well, but none were to be found.

Here’s a photo of one of the Hepatica:

Hepatica - Anemone acutiloba

Hepatica – Anemone acutiloba – blooming at The Pocket on 1/31/2017

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