Silk Grass in bloom.
Eragrostis in bloom and other grasses.
Love grass has smaller, darker inflorescence than
Gulf Muhly grass not yet blooming here.
View through live oak trees along a
freshly mown path.
Native grasses at woods' edge.
Goldenrod and Beautyberry.
Beautyberry is not as plentiful in berries as usual.
Elephantapus blooms; the large flat, felted basal
leaves do not show here.
Red stems of Poke weed look as if they were
I was riding along a fence row on a UTV, steering with one hand and camera in my right hand with my finger on the button. A covey of about 15 Bob White quail flew up in front of me and all I could do was watch with my mouth open. I forgot the camera was on, much less my finger poised.
Go ahead. Laugh. If you've never seen a covey of quail get up you can't imagine how it startles.
As I started on, I could see them walking in the underbrush. By the time I was even with them they were quiet and blended into dead leaves and twigs on the ground. There is another covey at the end of the cornfield near the house. None of them have been shot, so they're relatively tame. They all but wave as you go by.
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