Aug. 15, 2018


Ram's-head habitats are a place where many plants would be starved.  The sandy soil just doesn't have many nutrients, and it's a little acid.  That doesn't mean it's not a great place to look for wildflowers.  The ram's-head spot I was in at Wilderness Park had dwarf lake iris, calypso orchids, fringed polygalas, and other fun stuff.  The lichens provided good backgrounds.  The greatest threat may be photographers.  I wasn't the only one that day.  But everyone seemed pretty careful about feet and equipment.