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Apalachicola National Forest in 2010

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Expert botanical detectives
We spent a little more time at nearby sites looking at S. flava var. rugelii, hybrids, and those myriad other points of interest you find when exploring a field site.

The image above, documenting our sleuthful decorum in the field, shows a useful bit of technology that I recommend. Walkie-talkies are great, especially if you want to communicate some critical information like a plant find or snake detection. And, by the way, there is no cell phones reception out there.

While Jim is talking into a blue walkie-talkie, I mysteriously seem to be talking into my GPS...

The rain began pelting down again, so Jim decided it was time for him to get home and spend time with his wife Margot, and his pack of dogs.

I tempted him with the possibility of visiting a purported nearby S. minor site, but he wasn't interested--he had looked for S. minor in Apalachicola for years without success, and was not interested in joining our fool's quest.

So, alas, we went our separate ways that day--he north to Tallahassee, and us south into Franklin County to look for S. minor in the rain. After all, if anyone is qualified to attempt a fool's quest, I am!

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