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Spring Beauties

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Spring beauties blooming in the Huntington Town Forest

Spring beauties are literally carpeting the ground in the upper reaches of the soon-to-be-new Huntington Town Forest in Huntington Center. There are at least 7 species of spring ephemeral wildflowers blooming right now up there, and I highly recommend a hike this weekend!

Sony A7II, Sony 90mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/13, 1/800″ exposure.

Spring Beauties

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Carolina Spring Beauties blooming in the woods

The spring beauties are in full and abundant bloom in the woods up behind our house. There’s a veritable carpet of these little blossoms in a particular spot along the trails that I run in the morning, and they make for a sweetly fragrant run!

Panasonic GM5, Lumix 12-32mm lens @  32mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/250″ exposure.

Spring Beauty

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An exceptionally colorful spring beauty blooming in the woods

Virginia Spring Beauties (Claytonia virginica) are quite common in our woods this time of year and are one of the very earliest spring ephemeral wildflowers. We’re getting into peak season for them now, and the woods around here are carpeted in places smell sweetly of so many little flowers. This particular blossom popped out to me as it had the brightest and most vibrant pink of any that I saw on my walk yesterday.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/320″ exposure

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