Tuesday, May 8, 2007

A reason for the name

It appears that one of the first plant that sprouts around here is the Skunk Cabbage. Its bursts through with a brilliant yellow and green leaf in boggy areas. We found these along the Treadwell trail on the uphill side of Sandy Beach. Apparently, its also a favorite food for bears.

I know that we have these in the Interior, but not to the extend or to the gigantic size that they grow down here. And with the numbers and the size comes the stink! They really do have an odor commonly attributed to the skunk.

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