|Sections of the ground were matted with birds nest lichens |
(Cladonia sp.) also known as reindeer lichens. They
are small fruiticoselichens that grow in clumps on poor
soils and are easily overlooked.
|Several stalks of greenbrier were observed with this being the |
|A stand of small eastern redbuds (Cercis canadensis)with seedpods |
still attached. These will have brilliant red flower in the spring and
are indicator species of limestone-based soils.
|Shingle oak (Quercus imbricaria) growing amidst the cedars.|
The only oak in eastern Ohio without a lobed leaf.
|Smooth sumac (Rhus glabra) is similar to the more|
common staghorn sumac but lacks velvet fuzziness on
the seed clusters and twigs.