Went on a huge plant collecting walk yesterday in an effort to scoop up as many of the rapidly emerging spring flowers as I could. I picked up some of the very last of the flowering Squill, Periwinkle, two varieties of Violet, and two stalks of Equisetum arvense, or Field Horsetail - which I hope to be able to later go back and retrieve some non-spore producing stalks from when they emerge for more complete specimens.
Later I checked another spot and grabbed some flowering Amelanchier, probably Amelanchier canadensis (sometimes known as Sugarplum) - I didn’t really have time to either properly identify it nor take pictures because at that point I was being eaten alive by gnats.
Some of this I pressed, while still more I threw in my dehydrating desiccant to see how well these varied and delicate specimens will fare being dried that way.
Keep watch the coming week for some of these as jewelry!