Sunrise on the Maumee

Sunrise on the Maumee

Friday, May 27, 2016

Girdham Road Dunes

Another blowout, this time in the Girdham Road Dunes.  We were monitoring Sand Cherry and, once again, Lyre-leaved Rockcress.   
The Lark Sparrows are nesting, so we had to watch where we stepped.

The Canada Frostweed was blooming.

Jerry found a female Box Turtle.  
We take photographs of the top and bottom of the shell and send those to local turtle researchers.
Hopefully she is on her way to lay eggs in the dunes.

Just south of the dunes is a Black Oak/Lupine Barren.

This is where the Mountain Phlox blooms.  
We spent the remainder of our time monitoring this rare species.

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