January 13, 2023

Wavyleaf Basketgrass

Nice tips found on this observation:

Looks like it's increasing in presence here... I will need brush up on identification of it.

Posted on January 13, 2023 12:30 AM by aphili8 aphili8 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

August 09, 2022


Posted on August 09, 2022 01:55 PM by aphili8 aphili8 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

April 25, 2022


good discussion on Ilex crenata vs glabra

Posted on April 25, 2022 06:22 PM by aphili8 aphili8 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

January 28, 2022


Pretty hopeless for me, but here is some information if I get the chance to devote time to them

Grout's text on Mosses - on the older side but apparently still used. I worry that perhaps the taxonomic tree has changed since then.

There is a book "Outstanding Mosses and Liverworts of Pennsylvania and nearby States" By Susan Munch
This looks good because only a hand lens is needed - no microscope.

Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians
By McKnight - also doesn't require a microscope


Posted on January 28, 2022 07:18 PM by aphili8 aphili8 | 6 comments | Leave a comment

December 27, 2021

Poison Ivy

I've been going with my gut for most of my poison ivy identifications, but recently had a correction - apparently I haven't really differentiated between vines with roots on them.
Here's one source.

Virginia creeper germinating

Posted on December 27, 2021 07:33 PM by aphili8 aphili8 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

December 23, 2021

Feral cats

I'd never much thought about the damage feral cats do, but I'm starting to think they should be limited with a heavier hand. Seems like I've seen too many instances of cat prey on here. Here's an example...

I was wondering where I might see a flying squirrel and did an "explore" to find out. Good thing that I won't have to travel far for the southern species. Bad thing that the northern species is endangered... Cats can't be helping.

Posted on December 23, 2021 07:40 PM by aphili8 aphili8 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

November 22, 2021

project invite

A discussion on the best way to issue project invites is here

Posted on November 22, 2021 03:05 PM by aphili8 aphili8 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

November 04, 2021

September 12, 2021

September 08, 2021


Common Fumitory - fumaria officinalis - This is the most often seen naturalized here


Common Ramping Fumitory -Fumaria muralis seems to pop up too

Guides to Fumitory in the UK



Posted on September 08, 2021 07:24 PM by aphili8 aphili8 | 0 comments | Leave a comment