Today marks the first anniversary, or birthday, of the Crow's Nest weblog. These "candles" on a running-pine (Diphasiastrum digitatum), a kind of clubmoss, seem ready for a celebration. They're the strobili, or cone-like reproductive structures of this plant.
I hope you've enjoyed reading this weblog as much as I've enjoyed writing it, and look for fresh updates next year. There is a lot of new territory to cover, new events happening at the preserve, and plenty to observe as the seasons pass.