Monday, July 4, 2011

Overview: Danbury - Intersection of Lamm Rd and US-264

Overview: Danbury to Intersection of Lamm Rd and US-264 (207m)

Day 34: Danbury Sunset Campground - Stokesdale Disciples of Christ Church (20m)
Terrain: roadwalk
Plants: wild carrot (E), mullein (M), moth mullein, common plantain (E/M), english plantain (E), asiatic dayflower
Points of Interest: full selection of grocery and restaurants in towns of Walnut Cove and Stokesdale

Day 35: Stokesdale DOC Church - Greensboro Greenway .5m from Marina (18m)
Terrain: roadwalk
Plants: mugwort (E/M), feverfew (M)
Terrain: mixed woods lakeside
Plants: black cherry (E/M), willow oak
Points of Interest: lots of traffic upon entering Greensboro, paved wide trail on Greenway, nice woods walk, lots of swimming opportunities in lakes.

Day 36: Greenway - Jesus is the Answer Deliverance Sanctuary (16m)
Terrain: mixed woods lakeside
Plants: hazelnut(E), autumn olive(E), gall of the earth, eastern red cedar
Terrain: trail crisscrossing powerlines
Plants: yarrow(E/M), blackberries (E/M), narrow leaved mountain mint
Points of Interest: well maintained Greenway trail with lots of markers but little to no MST blazes on trail, lakeside swimming, housing developments just out of woods along with large factories (Proctor&Gamble, Morrisette Paper, Dixie, etc; questionable water sources due to proximity to roads and factories.

Day 37: Jesus is the Answer Deliverance Sanctuary - Union Ridge Church (23m)
Terrain: roadwalk
Plants: wild carrot(E), bitter sneezeweed, prickly lettuce(E)
Points of Interest: Hicone Road with lots of stores and restaurants, Shak's Grocery and Grill with awesome ice cream, Union Ridge Church

Day 38: Union Ridge Church - Little River Presbyterian (23m)
Terrain: roadwalk
Plants: Black Cherry(E/M), smilax(E), passionflower(E/M), cat tail(E)
Points of Interest: A Week in Treasures, old headstones at Presbyterian Church

Day 39: Little River Presbyterian - Durham Super 8 (10m)
Terrain: roadwalk
Plants: Loblolly Pine(M), wild potato vine(E), greater coreopsis
Points of Interest: easy hitch in Durham, lots of stores/restaurants along Guess Rd, Super 8 not so nice and in seedy area, heavy traffic throughout

Day 40: Durham Super 8 - Butner Bible Baptist Church (15m)
Terrain: roadwalk
Plants: kudzu(E/M), Virginia pine(M), narrow leaved mountain mint
Points of Interest: Federal Bureau of Prisons, town of Butner with various restaurants and stores including Jack's Best Buy, heavy traffic throughout

Day 41: Butner Bible Baptist - Blue Jay Point Park Visitor Ctr (19m)
Terrain: roadwalk
Plants: wild potato(E), trumpet creeper, smilax(E), sweetgum
Terrain: marsh
Plants: hibiscus
Terrain: Mixed Woods
Plants: loblolly(M), arrow wood, white vervain, spiked lobelia
Points of Interest: Falls Lake State Park, well maintained/marked trail, swimming in lake, Blue Jay Point Park visitor's center and museum

Day 42: Blue Jay Point Park Visitor Ctr - Falls Lake Visitor Ctr (15m)
Terrain: mixed woods
Plants: loblolly(M), long leaf pine(M), wild ginger(M), black birch(E), toothed white topped aster, shrubby st.john's wort, mitchella(M)
Points of Interest: Falls Lake State Park, well maintained/marked trail, swimming in lake, Falls Lake Visitor Ctr

Day 43: Falls Lake Visitor Ctr - Youngsville Bible Baptist Church (11m)
Terrain: roadwalk
Plants: loblolly(M), sweetgum, mugwort(E/M), pencil plant, wild sunflower(E)
Points of Interest: lots of stores/restaurants in Youngsville

Day 44: Youngsville Bible Baptist - White Oak Hill Free Will Baptist Church (30m)
Terrain: roadwalk
Plants: wild quinine(M), long leaf pine(M), pigweed(M), yarrow(E/M), passionflower(E/M)
Points of Interest:enormous swaths of farmland, delapidated houses/barns, family roadside cemeteries, various mini marts, little traffic, lots of barking dogs

Day 45: White Oak Hill Free Will Baptist - Lamm Rd and US-264 (7m)
Terrain: roadwalk
Plants: goosefoot(E), mugwort(E/M), poke(E/M), morning glory
Points of Interest: enormous swaths of farmland, family roadside cemeteries, motels/restaurants/convenience stores at intersection

3 comments:

  1. Jessica ElizondoMay 20, 2016 at 7:22 AM

    Hello! I see that you identified some plants in Danbury, and I was wondering if you knew some places in Danbury were I could find wild mugwort or wild fennel? I'm a high school student who is doing a community change project on invasive species and would like to safely collect these plants in order to provide them in an edible form to my classmates, and educate them about incorporating invasive species in their diets. Thank you.

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    1. Hi Jessica, This sounds like an awesome project. I can tell you that Mugwort grows wild along many of the roadsides, however I wouldn't suggest harvesting from the roadside. Look for it along the edges of your property and to safely harvest it for edible use. Unfortunately it has been so long since I have been through the area, I can't recall exactly where I saw it. However, best way to ID it is too look for soft silvery wool on undersides of leaves and to give leaves a good rub - they should be very aromatic. As for Wild Fennel, that was not one that I was on the lookout for at that time.

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    2. Hi Jessica, This sounds like an awesome project. I can tell you that Mugwort grows wild along many of the roadsides, however I wouldn't suggest harvesting from the roadside. Look for it along the edges of your property and to safely harvest it for edible use. Unfortunately it has been so long since I have been through the area, I can't recall exactly where I saw it. However, best way to ID it is too look for soft silvery wool on undersides of leaves and to give leaves a good rub - they should be very aromatic. As for Wild Fennel, that was not one that I was on the lookout for at that time.

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