Highlight species reported included the Spiny Softshell turtle, Sedge Wren, Henslow's Sparrow, Zabulon Skipper, Roesel's Katydid, Elegant Stinkhorn fungus, Pink Turtlehead
, and False Hellebore.
Many of the wetlands in Maryland have been developed or succeeded to closed-canopy forest where the white turtlehead doesn't receive the sun it requires.
It inspired a group of naturalists, park rangers, and seasonal interns to begin removing invasive species so they wouldn't overtake white turtlehead habitat and clearing vegetation so the plant received more direct sunlight.
Anything from Turtlehead
to Modest Mouse to Mikah 9.
When I set out for the base of Turtlehead
Peak, for example, I didn't see another soul after I was a quarter-mile up the trail.
June Lily of the Valley 3-8 4"-8" May Primrose 4-9 6"-4' May-July Turtlehead
3-7 2'-4' Aug.
Growing at their feet are a vast variety of herbaceous plants - windflower, goatsbeard, ginger, bergenia, turtlehead
, bugsbane, barrenwort, wintergreen, yellow waxbells, woodland phlox, barren strawberry, bloodroot and dozens of others.
We take a brief lunch stop before resuming our wildlife search, this time along the moderate Calico Tanks Trail 2 1/2 miles), adjacent to Turtlehead
From orchids and roses to the lesser-known black snakeroots and turtleheads
, 550 different species of wildflowers commonly found throughout Ontario are featured in this info-packed ROM field guide.
For example, he meticulously lists the wild plants discovered by Nathan in a field: "There are evening primrose, senna, asters, verbena, elecampane, gay feather, spiderflower, goldenrod, cone flowers, bottle gentian, ironweed, queen-of-the-meadow, boneset, yarrow, cornflowers, false foxglove, turtleheads
, and sunflowers" (182).