Our string of fascinating wildflowers from Durant Nature Park in north Raleigh continues today with the downy yellow false foxglove. This species is a beautiful yellow, and has an amazing relationship with white oak trees. You’ll always find this species growing near white oaks, since they are “hemiparasitic” on the oak roots. Hemiparasitic means that… Read More Downy Yellow False Foxglove
This Triangle Naturally vlog is about one of my all-time favorite insects: the hummingbird moth. Enjoy! If you have any suggestions for future topics you’d like to see in this blog, please leave them in the comments! *All photos by the author, unless otherwise noted*
Today’s TTN vlog is about the partridgeberry. This plant is teensy! It grows along the ground, and can easily be overshadowed by larger, showier plants. However, when it’s winter time, partridgeberry is often the only splash of color one sees, surrounded by a sea of brown leaves and bare twigs and branches. If you… Read More Partridgeberry
The latest TTN video blog is up! In this video, we look at the flowers of arrowleaf ginger (Hexastylis arifolia), also known as the little brown jug. They are surprisingly cryptic, and completely fascinating! As it turns out, the flowers have a faint ginger smell to them, which attracts fungus gnats that pollinate them. Later,… Read More Little Brown Jug
The first video in the new The Triangle, Naturally video series is a video about Durant Nature Park. This park is near and dear to my heart. Not only is it close to my house, but it’s chock full of an amazing diversity of plants and animals. My kids love coming here to hike, skip stones on… Read More Why Durant?
Hello! It’s been a while, I know. I’ve been working on expanding my creative outlets, and I think I’ve finally hit upon a way to combine my interest in local natural history with my interest in making videos. The Triangle, Naturally video series! The video blog will have the same mission as this blog here,… Read More The video blog!
My kids and I had a short hike yesterday at Durant Nature Park before the rains from Hurricane Matthew showed up. Little did we know that the park’s fungal residents would be putting on a show!