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Cobaea Beardtongue Penstemon cobaea

Observer

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Date

May 27, 2020 04:26 PM CDT

Description

This plant, the farthest northwest I found today, marks the extent of this population of 88 plants, one of the largest colonies I've seen in Arkansas. These were east of the highway. I think I have reported plants west of the highway here, but not east, to Ark. Natural Heritage Comm. in previous years. This year? That area has been mown by the state, so no blooming plants were seen west of the road. The east side was also mown, but this area of plants is even farther off the road in an area mown by private individuals and not the state on the roadside to keep billboards visible. I did not count ramets, of which there were perhaps 200 blooming stalks. I defined a plant as separated from other plants by at least 30 cm.

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Cobaea Beardtongue Penstemon cobaea

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 27, 2020 04:23 PM CDT

Description

This plant, the farthest southeast I found today, marks the extent of this population of 88 plants, one of the largest colonies I've seen in Arkansas. Additional photos show the billboards and other plants.
These were east of the highway. I think I have reported plants west of the highway here, but not east, to Ark. Natural Heritage Comm. in previous years. This year? That area has been mown by the state, so no blooming plants were seen west of the road. The east side was also mown, but this area of plants is even farther off the road in an area mown by private individuals and not the state on the roadside to keep billboards visible. I did not count ramets, of which there were perhaps 200 blooming stalks. I defined a plant as separated from other plants by at least 30 cm.

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Bigfruit Evening Primrose Oenothera macrocarpa

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 26, 2020 01:36 PM CDT

Description

About 20 plants reported here in three observations which outline the extent of the population.

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Bigfruit Evening Primrose Oenothera macrocarpa

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 26, 2020 01:35 PM CDT

Description

About 20 plants reported here in three observations which outline the extent of the population.

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Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 26, 2020 12:51 PM CDT

Description

Common on roadsides.

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Bigfruit Evening Primrose Oenothera macrocarpa

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 26, 2020 02:17 PM CDT

Description

About 20 plants in three observations in this vicinity. Infrequently found on glades.

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Cobaea Beardtongue Penstemon cobaea

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 26, 2020 02:18 PM CDT

Description

Three plants here. Several small colonies have been observed in the past several years by this observer in Baxter and Marion counties in Arkansas.

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Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 24, 2020 05:36 PM CDT

Description

Common, often seen in the open area here. I had seen an adult feigning injury at this location; it probably had eggs or young nearby. Then I noticed this dead fledgling in the road.

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Piedmont Bedstraw Cruciata pedemontana

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 24, 2020 04:25 PM CDT

Description

Common.

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Groundhog Marmota monax

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 24, 2020 04:22 PM CDT

Description

Dog found the groundhog down by the stream in the bank. This often happens on this campus. I saw a groundhog today and often see them here.

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Oxeye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 23, 2020 05:49 PM CDT

Description

Common weedy species.

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Prairie Dock Silphium terebinthinaceum

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 23, 2020 05:25 PM CDT

Description

Common but local to glades; I've been trying to document any Arkansas sites I find. A few dozen plants here on glady roadside. Site was not GPSed by cell phone.

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Compass Plant Silphium laciniatum

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 23, 2020 05:11 PM CDT

Description

Common but local to glades; I've been trying to document any Arkansas sites I find. A few hundred plants here on glady roadside. Site was not GPSed by cell phone.

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Compass Plant Silphium laciniatum

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 23, 2020 05:08 PM CDT

Description

Common but local to glades; I've been trying to document any Arkansas sites I find. A few hundred plants here on glady roadside. Site was not GPSed by cell phone.

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 21, 2020 03:04 PM CDT

Description

Found dead at base of old post.

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Horned Passalus Beetle Odontotaenius disjunctus

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 21, 2020 02:05 PM CDT

Description

One noted here today. Frequent if logs are turned over, but this was on top of the log.

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Ozark Chinquapin Castanea ozarkensis

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 21, 2020 01:55 PM CDT

Description

Common; mature trees rarely found. Only one plant noted today.

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Two-flower Dwarf-Dandelion Krigia biflora

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 21, 2020 12:36 PM CDT

Description

Along a user-created horse trail before it crosses a creek. The trail follows the historic route of Leatherwood Road in the Leatherwood wilderness. I stepped off the distance from the main highway to the creek (140 steps per 1/8 mile) and found it to be about 3 miles from the edge of the wilderness if following Leatherwood Road.

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Christmas Fern Polystichum acrostichoides

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 21, 2020 12:36 PM CDT

Description

Along a user-created horse trail before it crosses a creek. The trail follows the historic route of Leatherwood Road in the Leatherwood wilderness. I stepped off the distance from the main highway to the creek (140 steps per 1/8 mile) and found it to be about 3 miles from the edge of the wilderness if following Leatherwood Road.

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Red Maple Acer rubrum

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 21, 2020 12:35 PM CDT

Description

Along a user-created horse trail before it crosses a creek. The trail follows the historic route of Leatherwood Road in the Leatherwood wilderness. I stepped off the distance from the main highway to the creek (140 steps per 1/8 mile) and found it to be about 3 miles from the edge of the wilderness if following Leatherwood Road.

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Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 21, 2020 12:22 PM CDT

Description

Common in moist habitats.

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 21, 2020 12:10 PM CDT

Description

Frequently seen in the Leatherwood Wilderness and on the Sylamore District of the Ozark National Forest.

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Eastern Redbud Cercis canadensis

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 21, 2020 12:00 PM CDT

Description

Location not GPSed, based on other observations. Common.

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Blue Sedge Carex glaucodea

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 21, 2020 12:06 PM CDT

Description

Occasional.

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American Black Bear Ursus americanus

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 21, 2020 11:39 AM CDT

Description

I spooked a pair of what appeared to be two large cubs, about 200 pounds each at this point on the historic Leatherwood Road. Cell phone GPSed location. I was too slow to get the photo, but wanted to show the location and habitat. Bears were digging in this area, so I photographed this disturbance area.

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Hirsute Sedge Carex hirsutella

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 21, 2020 11:19 AM CDT

Description

Common.

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Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 21, 2020 10:37 AM CDT

Description

Common.

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Black Maidenhair Fern Adiantum capillus-veneris

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 21, 2020 12:45 PM CDT

Description

GPS failed. Location is about 100 meters upstream from where a user-created horse trail crosses this creek. The trail follows the historic route of Leatherwood Road in the Leatherwood wilderness. I stepped off the distance from the main highway to the creek (140 steps per 1/8 mile) and found it to be about 3 1/8 miles from the edge of the wilderness if following Leatherwood Road. There is a spring at this site, perhaps only a wet weather spring.

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Eastern Chipmunk Tamias striatus

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 20, 2020 03:03 PM CDT

Description

Common.

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Rattlesnakeroots Genus Nabalus

Observer

sedgehead

Date

May 20, 2020 03:31 PM CDT

Description

Several plants in riparian area at picnic table which now serve as mile markers in this section of trail.

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