Looking for lupine & eagles

!luopinus idffusus young folower stalk copy
The eagles decided not to nest on the south Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area this year, though they have been seen flying about, and the sky-blue lupines (Lupinus diffusus) on the trail have not been as dramatic as in some prior years. The scrubby pine flatwoods and sand pine scrub were still delightful for Diane Fraser, Ken Gonyo, Gayle Lafferty, Dennis Morgan, Diane Morgan, Sheila Mahan, Bill Schrader, John Warner, Martha Willoughby and me …
3-8-2014 grup pic - sorca scrub walk copy
We did see some gorgeous flowers, including large-flowered rosemary (Conradina grandiflora), which a.k.a. “scrub mint” …
!conradina-grandiflora-flower-sideview
as well as pennyroyal (Piloblephis rigida) …
!Piloblephis-rigida

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