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Old Aug 2, 2009, 6:01 PM   #1
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We had record rainfall in East TN for July - approximately twice the average July rainfall! This made for lots of work protecting outdoor places from erosion, lots of amazing fungus growth, and an incredibly green midsummer. Have been very busy repairing trails, as well as assisting at a number of outdoor (wet) events! But did manage to get a few good photos between (and during) the showers.

Here are some of the wet bloomers (and a few of their pollinators). First is Arrowhead - a wetland plant that is doing incredibly well this year.
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Here's some Spearmint (another wetland plant) - with first a Checkerspot and then a small Wasp (species?) visiting:
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You can guess what habitat Swamp Milkweed prefers! Usually I find it full of butterflies, but this week it was mostly small leafcutter bees:
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Burdock and Horse Nettle prefer the damp, sunny meadows. First a Burdock with a bee visitor, then a closeup of a Horse Nettle with a very patient predator!
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Of course most species of ferns thrive in wet weather:
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On a quick trip to nearby Roan Mt (between leading "kid hikes") spotted my wife's favorite bird - the Junco. Nearby was a very wet meadow with a very wet rabbit!
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Several folks asked me a recent post about Black Bear sign. So here's a (not very clear) picture of a fresh bear track.
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And finally, a view from Roan Mountain looking down at the rain clouds in the valley!
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It's supposed to be sunny & dry tomorrow - we'll see...

As always, glad for any suggestions or criticism!
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Wonderful images!!!!

On the weather front, right now I'll trade any day of the week as its at 1east 115 outside. The cool fog and rain clouds look very inviting right now. The green!!!! is wonderful, as right now all I have is hot, dry, dusty brown.
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