Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Going Educational

Mom said we were going somewhere educational for our walkies this morning - what ever Mom ! So long as there are smells - that is what is REALLY important. So off we went to this place called a 'nature center' where they grow all the local 'native' types of plants. Ha !! Mom thought she could get us to pose by the sign - but we were too busy watching a fat little birdie hopping across the path to look at her. Then we went to check out the butterfly garden - obviously someone forgot to tell the butterflies it was for them - we didn't see a single one! But Mom got some good ideas and wrote down the names of some of the pretty plants.

We also saw this interesting bush with bright purple berries on it. It was one of the few plants that didn't have a tag - so we have no idea what it is. And then there was this pretty fern like plants with the deep scarlet red flowers. Again, no tag so we don't know what it is (not very educational is what we are thinking!) We got lots of sniffing in and even got to see another frog and a lizard. Mom says it's the first lizard she has seen here and it was too fast to get a photo of. Hope you all had a great day too.


  1. Too bad they didn't label the plants for you! They are beautiful.

    Denny is getting to be so handsome! I think the girls are going to be fighting over him :)

  2. The one with purple berries looks like our Beauty Berry bush that we just got and the fern-like one with red looks kinda like our sumac. Our sumacs are trees though but they have that same red clumpy flower on them.
    What a fun day you guys had!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. Wow, you got to a nature center. I think the one with scarlet flowers is a young staghorn sumac. It's a bush but if you keep the sucker shoots cut back it will grown up like a tree. They say you can make a tea from that red flower.

  4. http://www.cwf-fcf.org/en/conservation/wildlife/featured-species/flora/staghorn-sumac.html

  5. The one with purple berries is callicarpa americana. It's very unique, I've never seen it before. So your walkie was very educational. I learned a lot.

  6. Looks like a great time! Glad you have great weather for walkies.

    Puppy Kisses,

  7. We learned a lot from your educational walk too. We were going to say that that pretty bush looks a lot like Maggie and Mitch's new Beauty Berry bush, but we see they have already told you that. It is so very unique and pretty.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  8. What a unique and pretty place for a walkie! I have one of those places about half an hour away. I'll ask Mom if she'll take me soon. Great idea! Thanks! :D

    Waggin at ya,

  9. What a fun walkie!!! Very pretty and you are such a cutie!
    We are your new followers and hope to be friends!

  10. Very pretty - love the purple berry bush!

  11. They are beautiful plants! What a lovely day and walk you had with your mom. It's so educational.

  12. Mornin' Glories!

    So, now you know about the Beauty Berry. That Maggie and Mitch - they're ever so helpful! And now you also know about the fern, I couldn't have helped you there.

    But, I'm so glad you got to walkies in that place! Pretty cool.

    Rooo, Stuart

  13. Hey Reilly, great park. Needs more signs though! I know someone that has that bush with the purple berries, I'll ask her what it is.


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