This was one of the most relaxing vacations I’ve had since we visited Hawai’i several years ago. There was no work to be done, no agenda to maintain–just time to swim, rest, and of course botanize and bird the Maine woods (click HERE for my bird list). I had one target plant to find in Maine–Kinnikinnick. I wanted to see a manzanita on the East Coast. This might have been the most difficult part of the vacation, being as it took me nearly 10 days to find the species! But on the second-to-last day, in Acadia National Park on the summit of Cadillac Mountain, we found it under a layer of fog. What follows are some images from the trip. Happy Plant Exploring.
Other Botanical Discoveries…
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I saw both common juniper and kinnikinick in the Spanish Pyrenees. It was neat to see familiar “northwestern” plants an ocean away. This was in the Sierra de Larra, an area of karstic topography and the largest area of old, unexploited montane forest I saw anywhere in Spain. A great rarity in western Europe, of course.
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