A Walk Around Our Yard

Yesterday my younger daughter and I took a walk around our yard to see what we could see!  It was a very nice walk! Come along and see some of the things we saw. . .

 Broadleaf plantain growing on our driveway:

Pineapple weed, aka wild chamolmile, also growing in 
our driveway (the flowers smell so good!):

Bittersweet nightshade growing on the side of our 
driveway (warning: these are poisonous!!): 

Bittersweet nightshade berries -- they will turn a pretty
red as they ripen, but they are poisonous!!

Our blackberries (below) are just starting
to ripen! I can't wait!! Yum!

I think we'll have a lot of blackberries this year!

My daughter spotted this little 
bug on a blackberry leaf:

See the bumblebee on the tansy ragwort?

My daughter pointed out the cool spores
on the fern (I think it's a western sword fern):

My daughter peeled off the outer part of this nut from 
the beaked hazlenut tree and showed it to me:

We saw pretty pink honeysuckle in a tree:

And pretty everlasting pea (not edible!):

I had trouble getting a good picture of this
English plantain, but our cat Joe sure is cute!


  1. Broadleaf plantain, is one kind of Chinese medicine, we boil the whole plant to drink the water in hot summer days...


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