Wordless Wednesday – Virginia Opossum

December Opossum in tree

 

December Opossum

Here are two different Virginia Opossums our Blufflands Program Manager, Brian Fankhauser came across and photographed while doing the annual site inspection of the Jester property in Winneshiek County. Virginia Opossums are the most common opossum species throughout the United States. 

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Wordless Wednesday – Big Bluestem

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Andropogon gerardii, commonly known as big bluestem, is a flowering stalk that grows 3-7 inches tall. The tips of the flower stalk closely resembles the foot of a bird, which makes this perennial earn its other nickname, turkeyfoot. This photo was taken around the area of Stone State Park by longtime INHF member, Robert Gillespie of Sioux City.