I am beginning with a few sights that greeted us as we walked through the wood.
A Fairy Door? This was from a very tall tree which was hollow. There were several holes like this one, inviting woodland creatures to take up residence, or fairies says I with a smile? I stared into the various holes, and fortunately no eyes stared back at me in the darkness.
This interesting orange 'carpet' is a Dodder vine.
"Hibiscus" is the Greek name for mallow, and "moscheutos" means "scented like the musk rose". Many of the hibiscus are called "marshmallow" because of their family relationship to Althaea officinalis, a plant introduced from Europe from which marshmallows were made (now produced from corn syrup and gelatin).
Getting away from flowers for a little bit, we saw this. It was a large Snapping Turtle and I noticed he had quite a lot of moss growing on its back.
That's all for today. There will be another from this visit. I have many posts from Huntley Meadows over this blog's lifetime, and if you would like to take a look at them, you can click on the label at the end of this post entitled "Huntley Meadows Park_Alexandria_Virginia".
Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.