Sunday, May 8, 2016

NATURE NOTES

Walney Visitor Center 
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

This is another place we enjoy going to, though it is the first time we have visited this year.   It has been raining a lot lately and was muddier in parts, but here are a few photos we took from our walk.



Don't you just love the aroma of honeysuckle blossoms?  I always seem to notice it more on a warm night when sitting outside.  I am looking forward to those warm nights, it's been a bit chilly of late.


There were a lot of mushrooms around, because of all the rain I guess.


These were growing on a pile of mulch....








and there were much smaller ones between the blades of grass.



The stump of an old tree trunk attracted my attention.....



The opened seed pod looked like a piggy nose.



Say what?



This friendly little stone piggy is actually residing at Meadowlark Gardens near the Fairy Garden, but I borrowed him just to go with the photo above it.



The bird box was high up in a tree, waiting for new arrivals.



There were buttercups everywhere....



and a few other wildflowers.






I have more from Walney, to be posted at a later date.  In the meantime I am sharing these with Michelle whose blog has all kinds of wonderful photos and information.  You can click on this link to visit Nature Notes when it becomes available, and also see other participants.




22 comments:

  1. Ahhhh... I just love your photos, Denise. The honeysuckle photos brought back memories of our backyard in Chicago. I don't remember the smell though. I'll have to see if I can smell them when I return.

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  2. lovely lush area. laughed at the piggy nose. :)

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  3. Beautiful shots and I enjoyed the piggie nose. Mushrooms are so beautiful to me. That's one good thing about all the rain.

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  4. Lush and beautiful. Thank you. And that seed pod DOES look like a pig snout. Well spotted.

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  5. This post is a spoiler alert. Our flowers are just staring to bloom. Yesterday I saw violets, strawberries, buffalo beans and saskatoons.

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  6. So beautiful, Denise!!! Yesterday I took a two hour walk in nature and saw a male cardinal, a lady walking her two French Bulldogs, and some ducks.

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  7. The pigs nose is the greatest! P.

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  8. Lovely spring flowers. Loved the seed pod adn the pig as well as all the fungi shots

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  9. Excelentes e belas fotografias.
    Um abraço e boa semana.

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  10. Denise love the piggie nose and the piggie. Warm evenings you will have to explain the concept to me it has been freezing here apart from the last few day BRRRRR. Hope you are well? I have closed the Promote Thanet Blog and am concentrating on my http://disableddon.blogspot.co.uk/ blog so please drop by and say hi.

    Don XXX

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  11. Nice blog! The piggy nose is so cute! You have a good eye for details. The buttercups are so beautiful on your pic. I picked them when I was a young girl. You too?

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  12. I especially love those yellow buttercups. Gorgeous.

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  13. Love the stump love both pigs. Wonderful photos

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  14. A beautiful place! The piggy nose made me laugh. We saw some honeysuckle here the other day on a walk -- I was so surprised, the first I'd seen/smelled here in Florida. Our daughter has a whole fence covered in it back in Oregon.

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  15. Thank you for posting these interresting photos and this pig-nose seed ist very impressiv and funny too. Greetings from Marion

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  16. Sweet shots. Love that piggy.

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  17. Beautiful photos from a foresty area. I do love honeysuckle. And wisteria, which is blooming around here now.

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  18. Those mushrooms/fungi were interesting to see, Denise! That seed pod did look like a pig nose. Cute ceramic pig statue there, too!

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  19. Lovely scenery, love that piggy nose seed pod!

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  20. Oh my, I could almost smell the honeysuckle and it brought back memories of the honeysuckle covering the fence at my parents house many years ago. Heavenly!
    Interesting mushrooms.
    Hope you have a wonderful week.

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