Monthly Archive: May, 2013

Virginia Sweetspire

Virginia Sweetspire, Itea virginica Virginia sweetspire is a native wetland shrub (FACW) that occurs from Maryland, south to Florida and west to Texas.  This plant was photographed along the edge of Thoroughfare Island… Continue reading

Eastern Snapping Turtle

Eastern Snapping Turtle, Chelydra serpentina While performing plant survey work for a federal client near Indian Head on Chicamuxen Creek (Charles County, MD), Dave and I came across a female snapping turtle, preparing… Continue reading

Broad-Headed Skink

Broad-Headed Skink (Plestiodon laticeps) While performing a rare, threatened and endangered (RTE) plant species survey for a central Maryland client, Leslie and I came across a male broad-headed skink, in full/peak breeding color.… Continue reading

Green Tree Frog

Green Tree Frog, Hyla cinerea While doing plant survey work by boat on the Mattawoman and Chicamuxen tributaries, Dave and I observed a green tree frog.  The marsh where we found the frog… Continue reading

Patuxent River Trail

Fulton, Howard County, MD A section of trail on WSSC land between Triadelphia and Rocky Gorge Reservoirs. Wild Geranium, Geranium maculatum. Mayapple, Podophyllum peltatum. Jack-In-The-Pulpit, Arisaema atrorubens. Sweet Cicely, Osmorhiza claytoni. Common Dandelion,… Continue reading