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The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you.  Snails, fish, insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds and/or flowers.  All are worthy additions to the bucket.  Please let us know what is going on around you in a comment.  Include, as close as is comfortable for you, where you are located.
April 15, 2013

Two inches of rain in Tallahassee makes a wet morning but now with a clearing sky. It's very green. About time to go walk around outside and see and hear whatever comes my way. Last week I discovered a native plant growing on my wooded slope -- green dragon Arisaema dracontium. 4 plants so far, all with 50' of each other.

This one succumbed to my sharp-edged spade with the long handle. Chop Chop - it looked very much like the poison ivy and Virginia creeper I was chopping along the trail. Note how the leaflets spiral out from the center. The spathe tends to stay pointing up.


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Wednesday was a volunteer day at Wolf Creek Trout Lily preserve. We were pulling invasive privets. Going back Thursday to tackle a big area with big trees growing in the floodplain. It was too wet with standing water last week. Many mosquitoes...

Jack in the Pulpit Arisaema tryphyllum single leaf with 3 leaflets. A couple seedlings below.

The Florida variety is not as showy as its northern cousins.

Trout lily seeds, about the size of your fingertip. Each pod contains 8-10 seeds. I brought a couple home to spread in my woods.

So I'll be in and out - doing chores, paying that huge tax bill I ended up with, unloading truck from the weekend. etc. Jump on in with your comments and observations, and thanks for stopping by.

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