Monday, February 25, 2013

A Short Walk in Greenbelt Park

I took advantage of the relatively warm weather yesterday to get out for a quick walk in Greenbelt Park, which is a small, pleasant national park just inside the Capitol Beltway.  It was a pleasant, quiet stroll through the woods and, in spite of the perfect conditions, I only saw two other groups of people.

Pictures (click to enlarge):
 The Dogwood Trail near the park road.
The fruit of the Sweet Gum Tree (Liquidambar styraciflua).
The woods are still dormant in late winter.  Green moss stands out among brown oak leaves.
 Relatively new trail signs.
Lycopodium sp. (Club Moss).  This one is about four inches across.
An interesting pine cone.
Another variety of pine cone.
 Dried flower stalks along the Dogwood Trail.
Holes drilled by woodpeckers in a dead tree.

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