Saturday, August 30, 2014


August 19th, 2014

Walton County, Georgia

Friday, August 29, 2014

Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis)

August 13th, 2014
Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis) 
Walton County, Georgia

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Blackberry Knot Gall

August 13th, 2014
Blackberry Knot Gall 
Walton County, Georgia

I spotted this gall on a blackberry stem by the mailbox; it’s a Blackberry Knot Gall. Blackberry Knot Gall is caused by the Blackberry Knot Gall Wasp (Diastrophus nebulosus) which lays eggs in the ridges of the stems of blackberries. Read more about this wasp and the galls at Greg Dodge’s Journal.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Mushroom: Coprinus sp.

August 11th, 2014. 
Coprinus sp. These are very delicate.
Walton County, Georgia 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Redroot Flatsedge (Cyperus erythrorhizos)

August 10th, 2014. This is a particularly beautiful sedge that volunteered near the house.

Identification resources:

- USDA Plant Database: Cyperus erythrorhizos (Redroot Flatsedge)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Mushroom: More Lepiotas?

August 10-11th, 2014. Three more clusters of lepiotas developed where the previous ones had been.

Two of the three clusters

Cluster one: August 10th 

Cluster one: August 11th 

Cluster two: August 10th 

Cluster two: August 11th

Cluster three: August 10th 

Cluster three, left end: August 10th 

Cluster three: August 11th 

Cluster three, left end from above: August 11th
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Friday, August 22, 2014

Milkvine (Matelea sp.) Seedpod And Seeds

August 7th, 2014. We’ve visited this location many times. Two Matelea species,

M. flavidula (Yellow Carolina Milkvine), as well as a…
nonpigmented variant of M. carolinensis grow in this location. Since we didn’t track the flowers 
this Spring-Summer, and all three have spiny seedpods, we don’t know which species these are. 

The spiny seedpod

Seeds. The floss is still aligned in the pod bud deploys as shown with Asclepias amplexicaulis, when the seeds ‘break loose’ from the pod
Related posts:
Hancock County, Georgia: Yellow Carolina Milkvine (Matelea flavidula)