Thursday, April 22, 2010
I need a project
Last year I worked on the identifying things in the forest like wildflowers and interesting plants.
It has really helped me learn to 'see' things differently.
While walking or riding through the woods I can look down and identify a budding plant.
*Oh look! There is a group of Bellworts coming up!*
Maybe that is not exciting to you, but to me, it is! I feel like I understand the role of the plants just a bit better.
I realized though, while I now can identify most plants on the ground, I cannot identify every tree I go by.
I can tell you the simple ones like Birch, Maple, Oak, and Elm. But I don't know how to ID others like smooth Hickory, Beech, and a variety of others.
I want to be able to identify them by the bark and shape of the tree [in winter] and by the leaves in the summer [and fall].
So I'll embark on this new photographic journey this year. Having a project like this helps me learn.
Badger and Morris will be assisting as usual in this new project.