Saffron

See the three little red thread-like stigmas?  That is what is dried to make the spice known as saffron–my mom is growing it in her backyard right now…isn’t it pretty?  Plus, now we know why saffron is so expensive–only three stigmas per flower?!?!

Heritage Trail: Common Sulphur

Painted Lady

 

Common Sulpher

Bird’s Nest Fungi

Bird’s Nest Fungi is a favorite of mine…

look at the precious little “bird nests” left behind when the caps come off!

Gray Hairstreak

Bellaire Woods: Unidentified Fungi

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