Monthly Archive: August, 2012

George Washington’s Distillery

Fishing on the Potomac and Douge Creek My son Mike and I went fishing this afternoon and we took Action Jackson along. Launching from the Mattawoman, we went over to the Occoquan and… Continue reading

What’s In Flower Today

. . . and the difference between Virgin’s Bower and Sweet Autumn Clematis, Anne Arundel Country, MD Butterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa. Sneezeweed, Helenium autumnale. Shrubby Bushclover, Lespedeza bicolor. Indiangrass, Sorgastrum nutans. Panicled Hawkweed,… Continue reading

Spiny Nodosaur Footprints Found

Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD The corridor between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Md., is known as “Dinosaur Alley,” because so many of the beasts’ fossils were discovered during iron mining in the… Continue reading

Cut-Leaf Coneflower

Can you find the praying mantis in this photo? Cut-Leaf Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata) is also commonly known as green-headed coneflower.  The late summer native sunflower is in the aster family and occurs throughout… Continue reading

Yellow-Flowered Leaf-Cup

Charles County, MD Formerly known as Polymnia uvedalius, and also commonly known as Bear’s Foot or Hairy Leaf-Cup.  The plant is considered an uncommon native in Maryland and Delaware and is an endangered… Continue reading