The Hiker's Notebook

 

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A. General Information and Articles

  1. Introduction
  2. Equipment
  3. Cold Weather Hiking
  4. Black-Legged Ticks and Lyme Disease
  5. Doctrine of Signatures
  6. Autumn Leaves
  7. Masting Behavior of Trees
  8. Lichens
  9. Lichens as Environmental Monitors 29 Nov. 2011
  10. Climate - Carbon Cycle  3 Jan. 2010
  11. Climate - The Greenhouse Effect
  12. Climate - The Nitrogen Cycle 20 Mar 2013
  13. Climate - Paleoclimate
  14. Energy Alternatives - Coal
  15. Energy Alternatives - Petroleum
  16. Energy Alternatives-Natural Gas     27 Dec 2010              
  17. Energy Alternatives - Nuclear
  18. Mushroom Chronicles
  19. The Mushroom Chronicles_ Reproduction 22 Sept 2012

 

B. Wildflowers

 

 

Alpine Wildflowers

  1. Aster 7 Nov. 2011
  2. Bee Balm
  3. Bellwort
  4. Black-eyed Susan & Green Coneflower
  5. Bloodroot
  6. Bluets
  7. Bulbous Buttercup
  8. Chicory
  9. Coltsfoot  21 Feb. 2010
  10. Columbine
  11. Common Mullein
  12. Cut-Leaved Toothwort
  13. Dutchman's Breeches & Squirrel Corn
  14. Dwarf Iris
  15. Goldenrod
  16. Heal-All
  17. Hepatica 9 March 2012
  18. Marsh Marigold
  19. Narcissus
  20. Pink Lady's Slipper
  21. Queen Anne's Lace 18 Aug 2012
  22. Showy Orchis
  23. Solomon's Seal
  24. Spiderwort
  25. Spring Beauty
  26. Trailing Arbutus
  27. Trillium
  28. Trout Lily
  29. Violet
  30. Viper's Bugloss
  31. Virginia Bluebells
  32. Wild Geranium  17 Jun 2010
  33. Wood Anemone 21 Mar 2011
  34. Wood Betony 3 Jun 2012
  35. Woodland Sunflower

 

C. Trees and Shrubs

  1. American Beech
  2. American Chestnut
  3. Black Birch
  4. Black Cherry
  5. Black Locust
  6. Black Walnut
  7. Chestnut Oak
  8. Dogwood
  9. Mountain Ash
  10. Northern Red Oak
  11. Osage Orange
  12. Pawpaw 13 May 2012
  13. Pignut Hickory
  14. Pinxter Flower
  15. Redbud
  16. Red Maple
  17. Royal Paulownia
  18. Sassafras   2 Oct, 2010
  19. Serviceberry 27 Apr 2011
  20. Shagbark Hickory
  21. Sugar Maple
  22. Sumac
  23. Sycamore
  24. Tulip Poplar
  25. Tupelo
  26. Umbrella Magnolia
  27. White Oak
  28. Witch Hazel
  29. Yellow Birch

 

D. Evergreens and Ferns

  1. American Holly
  2. Balsam Fir
  3. Boxwood
  4. Bracken Fern
  5. Broom Moss 3 Feb 2012
  6. Christmas Fern
  7. Cinnamon Fern
  8. Club Moss
  9. Eastern Hemlock
  10. Eastern Red Cedar
  11. Eastern White Pine
  12. Horsetail
  13. Maidenhair Fern
  14. Mountain Laurel
  15. Norway Spruce
  16. Pitch Pine
  17. Polypody Fern
  18. RedSpruce 27 January, 2011
  19. Rhododendron
  20. Table Mountain Pine
  21. Virginia Pine
  22. Wood Ferns

 

E. Other Plants

  1. Black Cohosh
  2. Blue Cohosh
  3. Burdock
  4. Canada Thistle
  5. Cleavers
  6. Dandelion
  7. Devil's Walking Stick
  8. False Hellebore
  9. Fly Poison 21 June 2011
  10. Garlic Mustard
  11. Ground Ivy
  12. Indian Cucumber Root
  13. Indian Pipe 5 Apr 2010
  14. Joe-Pye Weed
  15. Kudzu 12 October 2011
  16. Mayapple
  17. Milkweed
  18. Mistletoe
  19. Plantain
  20. Poison Ivy
  21. Purple Deadnettle & Henbit
  22. Ramp
  23. Skunk Cabbage
  24. Spotted Jewelweed
  25. Spotted Knapweed
  26. Squawroot and Broomrapes 17 Feb 2013
  27. Stinging Nettle 3 Jun 2012
  28. Sweet Cicely and Aniseroot
  29. White Snakeroot
  30. Wild Ginger
  31. Wild Indigo 5 Aug 2010

F. Fungi, Lichens and Slime molds

  1. Artist's Conk
  2. Beefsteak Fungus
  3. Birch Polypore  3 Feb. 2010
  4. Boletus Edulis 25 May 2011
  5. British Soldier Lichen
  6. Chanterelle
  7. Clinker Polypore or Chaga
  8. Destroying Angel 17 May 2010
  9. Dryad's Saddle
  10. Elegant Stinkhorn
  11. Fly Agaric/Amanita muscaria  18 Nov, 2010
  12. Giant Puffball
  13. Hen-of-the-Woods
  14. Honey Mushroom
  15. Jack O'Lantern 27 Aug 2010
  16. Lion's Mane
  17. Many-Headed Slime
  18. Meadow Mushroom 
  19. Morel
  20. Oyster Mushroom
  21. Pear Puffball
  22. Reindeer Lichen
  23. Rock Tripe
  24. Russula 22 February 2011
  25. Sulphur Shelf 19 August 2011
  26. Tinder Polypore
  27. Trametes Versicolor 19 Aug 2011
  28. Varnish Shelf Ganoderma_tsugae 23Dec 2012
  29. Witches' Broom
  30. Witches' Butter
  31. Wood Ear

 

G. Invertebrates

  1. Allegheny Mound Ant 20 Jul 2012
  2. American Carrion Beetle
  3. Bald-Faced Hornet's Nest
  4. Black and Yellow Argiope Spider
  5. Black-Legged Tick
  6. Brown Garden Snail
  7. Bumblebee 27 Apr 2010
  8. Cabbage White Butterfly
  9. Cicada
  10. Crayfish
  11. Daddy-Long-Legs
  12. Dragonfly
  13. Eastern Tent Caterpillar
  14. Firefly 31 July 2011
  15. Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly
  16. Gypsy Moth
  17. Ladybird Beetle
  18. Luna Moth
  19. Millipede
  20. Monarch Butterfly
  21. Mourning Cloak Butterfly
  22. Northern Walkingstick
  23. Oak Gall
  24. Praying Mantis
  25. Red Spotted Purple Butterfly
  26. Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
  27. Tumblebug
  28. Wolf Spider
  29. Wood Tick
  30. Woolly Adelgid
  31. Woolly Bear Caterpillar

 

H. Vertebrates

  1. Black Bear
  2. Black Rat Snake
  3. Black Vulture
  4. Bobcat
  5. Box Turtle 3 Nov 2012
  6. Canada Goose
  7. Chipmunk
  8. Common Garter Snake
  9. Copperhead Snake
  10. Cottontail Rabbit
  11. Coyote
  12. Eastern American Toad
  13. Eastern Fence Lizard
  14. Eastern Gray Squirrel
  15. Five-Lined Skink
  16. Groundhog
  17. Mallard
  18. Opossum
  19. Painted Turtle
  20. Raccoon   24 Jan, 2010
  21. Raven  21 Mar, 2010
  22. Red-Backed Salamander
  23. Red Fox
  24. Red Shouldered Hawk 13 April 2012
  25. Red Spotted Newt 5 Jul 2010
  26. Ruffed Grouse
  27. Skunk  28 Oct, 2010
  28. Timber Rattlesnake REVISED 21 April 2013
  29. Turkey Vulture
  30. White-Tailed Deer
  31. Wild Turkey
  32. Wood Frog
  33. Wood Turtle

 

I. Berries and Fruits

  1. Apple
  2. Baneberry 14 Sep, 2010
  3. Barberry 30 Nov. 2012
  4. Bittersweet
  5. Black Raspberry
  6. Blackberry
  7. Blueberry
  8. Chokecherry
  9. Elderberry
  10. Fox Grape
  11. Gooseberry
  12. Ginseng
  13. Honeysuckle
  14. Huckleberry
  15. Indian Strawberry
  16. Jack-in-the-Pulpit
  17. MountainWinterberry
  18. Mulberry
  19. Partridgeberry
  20. Persimmon
  21. Pokeweed or Inkberry
  22. Russian and Autumn Olive
  23. Spicebush
  24. Strawberry
  25. Wintergreen

 

 

J. Geology and Earth Science

  1. Catoctin Formation
  2. Chilhowee Group
  3. Columnar Jointing
  4. Iron Furnaces 20 Jan 2013
  5. Massanutten Sandstone
  6. Meandering Rivers
  7. Needle Ice
  8. Old Rag Granite
  9. Pedlar Formation
  10. Plate Tectonics
  11. Skolithos Ichnofossil
  12. Tuscarora Formation