Patuxent River Park hike by Jug Bay
Photos by Ken Clark, 2005/08/20.
The view of Jug Bay (a wide section of the Patuxent River) from near the park office.
Tiger Swallowtails are attracted to the Pickerelweed flowers.
Wild Rice (Zizania aquatica).
Cranefly Orchis (Tipularia discolor) has no leaves when it blooms in summer.
Partridge Pea (Cassia fasciculata).
Swamp Rose Mallow (Hibiscus palustris).
Groundnut (Apios americana).
Bi-colored Bolete (Boletus bicolor).
Mycena abramsii, or a close relative.
Cinnabar-Red Chanterelle (Cantharellus cinnabarinus).
Hexagonal-pored Polypore (Polyporus alveolaris, formerly Favolus alveolaris) is particularly striking underneath.
White-egg Bird's Nest Fungus (Crucibulum laeve), about a quarter inch across. Note the white "eggs" scattered from the dark mature "nest" cup.
Two variations of Cut-leaved Grape Fern (Botrychium dissectum, var. obliquum on left).
Brown Daddy-long-legs on a variety of Cut-leaved Grape Fern with only slighly cut edges (Botrychium dissectum var. obliquum).
Ebony Spleenwort (Asplenium platyneuron).
Other pictures from Patuxent River Park - Jug Bay:
May 2009 (paddle)
October 2008 (hike)
June 2008 (paddle)
May 2007 (paddle)
March 2007 (hike)
April 2006 (hike)
June 2005 (paddle)
May 2004 (paddle)
May 2003 (paddle)
May 2002 (paddle)
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