luna moth. such a lovely creature.
chinese privet. a non-native ornamental that has escaped cultivation and is wreaking havoc on wild lands.
history in them as they do nature.
nostoc, "a distinctive organism, previously considered to be a type of algae, is now recognized as a cyanobacteria. (cedar glade plant guide for elementary students)."
and here is a dead plant. park ranger #2 took us on the second leg of our hike, and i didn't get around to asking him what it was. he was too busy hunting for turkeys and telling the boys "there's sasquatch in them woods." (a.k.a. we were all greatly amused by the furry coyote poop).
very enjoyable journey. we all want to go back this spring when the wildflowers are in bloom.