Welcome to the mon@rch nature blog and I hope you join us in some of our nature adventures through the Allegany State Park area!
I am a naturalist, field biologist and nature photographer from the Western New York area. I have started exploring nature writing through this blog and it truly has been fun sharing my numerous adventures with everyone. Thanks to the many other authors that help me with my post and they will be sharing some of their nature explorations.
I have always had a latent interest in birds and photography and have been lucky enough to find time to explore these interests over the last few years. I am very thankful to the Cattaraugus County Bird Club for getting me started, sharing their wealth of knowledge and for their wonderful programs. And many thanks to Tom for letting me share some of my adventures and photos on the Monarch Nature Blog.
Thank you for taking the time visiting and commenting on this blog.
I have seen both of these in the wild Tom, they are a really funky parasitic plant. You have captured them well and let me tell you that is not an easy thing to do, very cool find and image.
31 July 2007 at 10:54 pm
@ Bernie – they are for sure and thanks for your kind words!
31 July 2007 at 11:05 pm
I’ve seen the Indian Pipe but not the Squaw Root. Very cool.
31 July 2007 at 11:15 pm
Wow — those are amazing. Very cool.
1 August 2007 at 12:57 am
Good photos! (Your “keep reading” for Wordless Wednesday should be “keep looking” 🙂
1 August 2007 at 1:28 am
I have never come across anything like this. I know this is Wordless Wednesday, but perhaps you could whisper where to look for them…moist or dry locations, obviously in the woods. I haven’t been going into the bush much lately because of mosquitoes.
1 August 2007 at 6:46 am
those are both cool and freaky looking!
1 August 2007 at 7:53 am
I’ve been told that bears love Squaw Root….
also I came across the Indian Pipe on the Pinhoiti Trail ….just as it crossed the Georgia-Alabama line.
Fantastic capture….YOU have a wonderful blog !
1 August 2007 at 8:41 am
I’ve never seen squaw root. We often go to the Allegany State Park (Pennsylvania) and I would think they should have similar plants being so close to your area. I’ll now keep an eye out for those plants. Coming to your blog is always a learning experience!
1 August 2007 at 10:23 am
These plants are sooo cool Tom!!
1 August 2007 at 5:24 pm
Cool plants, Tom. I’ve never seen either one of them and wouldn’t even know where to look around here!
1 August 2007 at 5:26 pm
I don’t think those are flowers that I would send to my wife! Very interesting though and great photos as always.
1 August 2007 at 7:57 pm
I was just thinking of doing a blog entitled “Borrowing Chlorophyll”. But I couldn’t find my Indian Pipes pictures, and I don’t have a Squaw Root picture…
I do have another ungreen plant picture that is in bloom right now, though… can you guess what it is?
2 August 2007 at 4:40 am
HA! Larry’s is right! I haven’t seen either of those plants.
2 August 2007 at 10:52 am
Nice photos. They are both amazing plants.
3 August 2007 at 7:14 am
@ Lynne – Squaw Root is found around Oak Forest!
@ Liz – thanks
@ Nature Shutterbug – LOL I like that!
@ Ruth – Indian Pipes are found in the forest, common in the North East! Squaw Roots are found around Oak Forest! I always do say something in the Wordless Wednesday! It is hard not to say something!
@ Marg thanks and they are!
@ Jim – never heard that, interesting! Thanks again for your kind words!
@ Linda – I think you mean the Allegheny National Forest, they do have these growing their! Thanks and always trying to teach something!
@ Nature Woman – thanks and figured you would love them!
@ RuthieJ – these are in the forest! Fun plants!
@ Larry – They are very small and she probably wouldn’t be too happy! Although< I am always looking for a lady that would enjoy flowers like these!
@ Jen – I think you should and would love if you did! I would be willing to let you use my SquawRoot Picture! Do you have the cancer root? Beach Drops is my guess!
@ Mary – Might not be growing down south were you are but look in the forest!
@ Laura – thanks they are!
3 August 2007 at 12:55 pm
Argh! I have looked for both of these (and Pinesap) but never found them. But I’ll admit to not going out much in the 100+ heat. 🙂
The Beech drops at least are nice and hang around til it gets cool!
10 August 2007 at 8:30 am
I just saw some Indian Pipe today. It is quite the beautiful and unusual plant.
8 July 2008 at 4:27 pm