Hunt for the Harbinger II

The weatherman was right about the rain, if not the thunder, but it held off long enough that I was able to get out and make another attempt to find a Harbinger-of-Spring. The other locations I wanted to check were in the Rogers Creek-Waymeyer-Pin Oak area and my mother lives out in that direction, so […]

Hunt for the Harbinger

The weatherman had been calling for rain today, but it ended up mostly sunny and around 65 degrees. After all the rain, snow and generally nasty, cold weather we’ve had lately, it was glorious.

After finding the witch hazel in bloom the other day, I’ve been thinking I need to see if I can’t find Harbinger-of-Spring […]

Ozark Witch Hazel Revisited

Well, I was correct about one thing in yesterday’s post. I did not find an actual Ozark Witch Hazel plant. I know that now because I found quite a few of them today.

At our regular morning bull session, I mentioned to Mike Gossett (the park’s Aquatic Biologist and my former high school science teacher) […]

It's 25 degrees outside

with 10 mph wind gusts and spitting snow. So what do I do? I decide to go out and see if I can find an Ozark Witch Hazel (Hamamelis vernalis) in bloom. It’s times like this that I sometimes question my sanity! đŸ™‚

Usually found in gravely or rocky stream banks, often in the water, […]

Always take your camera!

You never know when a photo opportunity will present itself. Dayna and I, as we occasionally do, went to Poplar Bluff this morning to have breakfast and then do some grocery shopping at Wal-mart.

We pulled into the parking lot at Perkin’s, looked to see if there were any parking spots along the front (there weren’t) […]