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Diminishing Return (tR)

Started by Dee-Vo, April 17, 2016, 23:23:58 PM

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Dee-Vo

Yea, so, I busted my ass for not much reward. I had to arrange a drop-off vehicle and a pick-up vehicle to scoop me up when I finished. This area is off-limits. I've looked over these creeks and other neighboring flows for years with curiosity and envy. Rumors, and records, and samplings have tugged me slowly but surely in this direction. Southern strain brookies......the real deal. 1500' in elevation.

The main creek and an untitled tributary were my targets. I thoroughly fished both to the best of my ability. I spent much of the day squatting and drifting small flies through holes only a few feet below low-hanging laurel. My ass was in the water often. Twas a pain. Eventually, I found myself checking out plants, salamanders, frogs, and birds. Towhees were thick here.

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I had to hide here for a bit.

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Small fish, small creek, small shitty midge.

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I scored a few. Lost a few. At least they were here.
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Deadness was here.

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The convergence of the two targets.

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For the lack of brookies. Here ya go:

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At least that thirst is finally quenched. It's the way this game works.

DRIFTS

Very nice...love the ending too!  /'/

l><))))))))))))))))),/*>~----------------------dave

Onslow


Dougfish

 'c;

I applaud the suckage. And fiddleheads.

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

Yallerhammer

Pretty little creek. Awesome shots of the Passalid beetle/betsy bug.

Women want me, doughbellies fear me.<br /><br />Little Debbie Prostaff

Dee-Vo

April 18, 2016, 11:05:43 AM #5 Last Edit: April 18, 2016, 11:09:51 AM by Dee-Vo

I'm going to make a stab at some of these plant names.  I suck at this, and I know it.  :;!

In order:

Trout Lily or Dogtooth

Small white flowers behind fern: Bloodroot?

Round leaf plant: Wild Ginger

Yellow flower: Dwarf Cinquefoil or Slender Yellow Wood Sorrell

Purple flower: Birdfoot Violet?

I'll be please and surprised if any of my assumptions are accurate. Skool me.

Michael Toris

Trout lily

Great Chickweed

Galax

Green and Gold

Common Blue Violet


Dougfish

Quote from: Dee-Vo on April 18, 2016, 11:05:43 AM

I'm going to make a stab at some of these plant names.  I suck at this, and I know it.  :;!

In order:

Trout Lily or Dogtooth

Small white flowers behind fern: Bloodroot? Star Chickweed

Round leaf plant: Wild Ginger Galax

Yellow flower: Dwarf Cinquefoil, probably Rough or Slender Yellow Wood Sorrell

Purple flower: Birdfoot Violet? maybe Le Conte's

I'll be please and surprised if any of my assumptions are accurate. Skool me.
My opinions differ slightly from Prof. Weirdbeard's.
"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

Michael Toris

Quote from: Dougfish on April 18, 2016, 11:23:34 AM

Quote from: Dee-Vo on April 18, 2016, 11:05:43 AM

I'm going to make a stab at some of these plant names.  I suck at this, and I know it.  :;!

In order:

Trout Lily or Dogtooth

Small white flowers behind fern: Bloodroot? Star Chickweed

Round leaf plant: Wild Ginger Galax

Yellow flower: Dwarf Cinquefoil, probably Rough or Slender Yellow Wood Sorrell

Purple flower: Birdfoot Violet? maybe Le Conte's

I'll be please and surprised if any of my assumptions are accurate. Skool me.
My opinions differ slightly from Prof. Weirdbeard's.

Star Chickweed = Great Chickweed

Idk about the Violet. I was guessing. You're probably right


Dee-Vo

Quote from: Dougfish on April 18, 2016, 11:23:34 AM

Quote from: Dee-Vo on April 18, 2016, 11:05:43 AM

I'm going to make a stab at some of these plant names.  I suck at this, and I know it.  :;!

In order:

Trout Lily or Dogtooth

Small white flowers behind fern: Bloodroot? Star Chickweed

Round leaf plant: Wild Ginger Galax

Yellow flower: Dwarf Cinquefoil, probably Rough or Slender Yellow Wood Sorrell

Purple flower: Birdfoot Violet? maybe Le Conte's

I'll be please and surprised if any of my assumptions are accurate. Skool me.
My opinions differ slightly from Prof. Weirdbeard's.
Elaborate further. I scored a 20 by WMT's standards.

Dee-Vo

Where's the best ID assistance online? Some sites help, some not so much.


Onslow

Start off with a field guide from either Audubon Society or Peterson. This will get one close to the target and then once the family of flower has been established,  One can refine their search by doing a simple Google search. Field guides serve a purpose but are not a comprehensive compendium of all plants our environs.


Michael Toris

Quote from: Onslow on April 18, 2016, 11:54:47 AM

Start off with a field guide from either Audubon Society or Peterson. This will get one close to the target and then once the family of flower has been established,  One can refine their search by doing a simple Google search. Field guides serve a purpose but are not a comprehensive compendium of all plants our environs.

+1 for Peterson


Dougfish

April 18, 2016, 12:11:57 PM #13 Last Edit: April 18, 2016, 12:34:05 PM by Dougfish

^This^

I always go to Peterson's Wildflowers first. Organized by color, then flower type. Lots of good drawings.
Newcomb's is pretty good, too. Organized by flower and foliage type.

If you desire photos, Smith's Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains and Wemmerly's Appalachian Wildflowers are excellent.

Books trump online. Too much stuff by hacks is online.

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

Dee-Vo

I'll pick one up. I've got others for birds and other things that have been very helpful.

A quick search online instantly produced an Edible Plant guide. Nahhhh.....that'll take a while.



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