How many TS members are into forest bugs & plants?

10:50 p.m. on April 6, 2012 (EDT)
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I have a trip report to do and I have several photos of bugs and plants, etc.

Actually I have a bunch but I will not be posting that many. I was just curious what the level of interest is for bugs & plants (trees too).

I have been backpacking in the outer coastal plain of South Carolina which does not have dramatic landscapes like in other places so I have been trying to capture some of the other things that help make the place so special.

If there is an interest I will have many opportunities over the next few months to share some cool photos. Another month or so and the Reptiles will be making a strong showing too.

I currently have over 50 shots of Poison Ivy just from my last trip as well as some pressed samples if anyone wants some, haha.

Mike G.

11:14 p.m. on April 6, 2012 (EDT)
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+1

12:16 a.m. on April 7, 2012 (EDT)
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I would love it if you shared some good pics of bugs and various reptiles and such.  As for the Poison Ivy... nah Im good....you can hang on to it :)

12:24 a.m. on April 7, 2012 (EDT)
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I am always interested in insects. 

12:46 a.m. on April 7, 2012 (EDT)
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Go for it. 

You can keep the poison ivy. I have plenty of fresh. 

Strangely enough poison ivy is edible.  NOT that I would want to but it won't kill you. I've heard of putting it in a salad as a practical joke. A horrible, nasty practical joke.

1:27 a.m. on April 7, 2012 (EDT)
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You know I am an identification nut, so I would love to see what you have come across :)

11:21 a.m. on April 7, 2012 (EDT)
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That would be a horrible joke! I couldnt imagine the suffering invoved there

12:02 p.m. on April 7, 2012 (EDT)
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Yes, please. I enjoyed the leaf identification from last time and although I am pretty hopeless, perhaps I will absorb some knowledge via TRs like yours.

1:15 p.m. on April 7, 2012 (EDT)
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You can never learn too much!

8:02 p.m. on April 7, 2012 (EDT)
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Jake W said:

You can never learn too much!

 I'm glad there are others here who feel the same way I do.

I am just learning myself, I take field guides with me on trips and spend time looking around learning. I have no formal education with plants and animals. I am working towards my state naturalist certificate (a very basic class) in my spare time and will have to take a field course to finalize it.

I should have a trip report up tomorrow with photos. I am currently working on editing some video I shot and hope to have that done too.

Mike G.

9:45 p.m. on April 7, 2012 (EDT)
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trouthunter said:

Jake W said:

You can never learn too much!

 I'm glad there are others here who feel the same way I do.

I am just learning myself, I take field guides with me on trips and spend time looking around learning. I have no formal education with plants and animals. I am working towards my state naturalist certificate (a very basic class) in my spare time and will have to take a field course to finalize it.

I should have a trip report up tomorrow with photos. I am currently working on editing some video I shot and hope to have that done too.

Mike G.

 You're puling the 'gonz' are ya!?

I'm gonna try and start a new catch phrase when referencing video TR's- "the Gonz." hahaha

Looking forward to it Mike.

4:43 p.m. on April 8, 2012 (EDT)
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 I am into all the flora and fauna in the wilds.

10:27 p.m. on April 8, 2012 (EDT)
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I am an amateur dendrologist, I spend a lot of my outdoors time looking at the trees.  And my true love in life is geology, so rocks get a lot of attention, too.

6:43 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
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Bugs and plants are interesting.  Never know what you're going to have to eat. 

I bet your bugs back East are WAY cooler/different than ours here in the West. 

9:44 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
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Send some pics down!  While younger people are resting, I'm out and about, looking at new things.

Duane

10:07 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
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I finally have my trip report up, with plenty of photos - you can find it here.

I also uploaded a video, albeit a little rough in editing and audio...but I am learning.

I am happy to see so many members share the interest in plants, insects,  animals, etc.

Thanks for the replies.

Mike G.

12:56 p.m. on April 10, 2012 (EDT)
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+1

2:25 p.m. on April 10, 2012 (EDT)
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A hiker would want to know about plants, especially edible ones or ones that can be used for shelter or other practical purposes. And of course ones that can be harmful.

7:38 p.m. on April 22, 2012 (EDT)
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I am into forest bugs.  I always make sure to bring lots of DEET & Permethrin for them whenever I go out :).

8:56 p.m. on April 22, 2012 (EDT)
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bheiser1 said:

I am into forest bugs.  I always make sure to bring lots of DEET & Permethrin for them whenever I go out :).

 Well, it's always polite to share I guess..haha.

Mike G.

9:07 p.m. on April 22, 2012 (EDT)
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LOL, yes :D

11:30 p.m. on April 22, 2012 (EDT)
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Jake W said:

 You're puling the 'gonz' are ya!?

I'm gonna try and start a new catch phrase when referencing video TR's- "the Gonz." hahaha

Looking forward to it Mike.

Hahaha! 

 

1:35 p.m. on April 23, 2012 (EDT)
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