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by Ranger Dan
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Pink Beds Loop and Barnett Branch Hike
Replies: 5
Views: 1357

Re: Pink Beds Loop and Barnett Branch Hike

Nice to know those azaleas are there. Swamp pinks (Helionas bullata) are in the lily family, and have tiny, deep pink flowers in an elongated cluster on a single stem arising from a basal rosette of foliage. They on the Threatened and Endangered list.

Dan
by Ranger Dan
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Georgia
Topic: Bulloch Hall, Roswell, GA
Replies: 10
Views: 5223

Re: Bulloch Hall, Roswell, GA

Love this report! Thanks for making it easy for me to go and see this place myself! Looking forward to those additional shots, too.

Ranger Dan
by Ranger Dan
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: South Mountains Game Lands
Replies: 9
Views: 2407

Re: South Mountains Game Lands

sounds like a great place to go. Thanks.
by Ranger Dan
Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: Pink Beds Loop and Barnett Branch Hike
Replies: 5
Views: 1357

Re: Pink Beds Loop and Barnett Branch Hike

Hello James- Nice report! I haven't been into the Pink Beds...often wondered what it's like. I've heard there are swamp pinks there. Ever seen them. I worked for the U.S. Forest Service (long my bitter enemy before I joined them under cover, only to find that there are confidants there...at least on...
by Ranger Dan
Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: North Carolina
Topic: South Mountains Game Lands
Replies: 9
Views: 2407

Re: South Mountains Game Lands

James-

That is one excellent trip report! Great that you included a map and detailed info so I can go there myself! I can tell you put a lot of time into this.

Ranger Dan
by Ranger Dan
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Some Significant American Chestnut Remains
Replies: 5
Views: 1814

Re: Some Significant American Chestnut Remains

I would like very much to join you guys on an exploration some time. The mountains of North Carolina are my favorite stomping grounds.
by Ranger Dan
Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Voorhees Preserve
Replies: 6
Views: 1928

Re: Voorhees Preserve

I'm glad it's appreciated. Thank you for the compliments. Tomorrow I'm going on another old growth excursion, to Rich Hole Wilderness in George Wahsington N.F., west of Lexington, VA. I've been to parts of it before. There are exceptional stands of northern red and chestnut oak off-trail in one vall...
by Ranger Dan
Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Virginia
Topic: The Giant Bedford Tuliptree: some thoughts on champion trees
Replies: 11
Views: 2664

Re: The Giant Bedford Tuliptree: some thoughts on champion t

Bob- Yes, I would like to meet you and all. I know you all must have a busy day planned with the tree measuring project, but hopefully there will be time to take a look at some of the other trees on the Poplar Forest property I've heard about while you're there. And if you and Will haven't had a loo...
by Ranger Dan
Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Some Significant American Chestnut Remains
Replies: 5
Views: 1814

Re: Some Significant American Chestnut Remains

WOW!! A chestnut rampick with bark all over?!! I gotta see that!! Thank goodness that sight has been documented before it is too late! I'm astonished. I would die to see it!

Dan
by Ranger Dan
Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Virginia
Topic: Some Significant American Chestnut Remains
Replies: 5
Views: 1814

Some Significant American Chestnut Remains

chestnut log & leaves.jpg chestnut log.jpg chestnut log.jpg What amazing wood the American Chestnut has. It's still around on the forest floor, and even standing as snags, after all these years. I remember my first trip alone, away from home, to see Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest in 1976. I wanted to...

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