A lovely little white lily that blooms in mid-spring.
An unusual pre-historic plant that contains up to 10% silicon!
I met a guy that ate poison ivy. Seriously.
If you see a lot of white-barked large trees off in the distance, you can bet that there is a river or creek (or body of water) nearby!
My first reaction: "What on earth is this crazy Willy Wonka fuzzy ball growing from a thin branch on an oak tree I don't understand how this can be real and also WHAT IS IT"
These bees all seem to emerge on a warm day, right next to my driveway, buzzing about like crazy. Thankfully they are not aggressive!
Not to be confused with the female dark version of the Tiger Swallowtail... but they are very very similar looking!
These butterflies like to have their orgy parties on the gravel roads around here.
A stream-loving bird that is an indicator of a healthy stream eco-system!
The root beer tree!