We are not the first 'Gronseths' to make it to Arizona, but we are the first from our immediate family.
Dan - I do most of the blogging, photos, artwork you'll see. Came from Wisconsin to Arizona in 1986 after a bicycle trip to the lower 48 states. I've been a park ranger since the end of 1988.
Karen (Bleeker) - Karen came from South Dakota to Arizona in 1989. She has been a teacher and a teacher trainer. We met here in Arizona and were married in 1990.
Erik - Erik came along in 1996. He is pretty smart and likes math, reading, playing the Wii and watching Saturday morning cartoons.
Jakob - Jakob was born in 1999, the last of the 'old millenium' Gronseths - at least amongst our immediate family. Jakob loves people and can seldom stand to be alone for any length of time.
I went back to Camelback Wednesday to try to find another fern to get a better picture without having to hike half way up. I found a semi-isolated little wash with a bunch of lichens I'm pretty sure I've never seen before.
I don't have the ID for these, but when I do I'll post them. Pretty cool, though, spotted and bi-color!
Here are more spotted ones, but are they a seperate sp? These appear to be greenish then turn tan, while the other one above seems whiter and maybe a bit greyish. Knowing as little as I do, I can't say. When I find out, I will post the results...
Fringed and some others...
Darker colors as varitation within the same species or different species? The black ones different from those identified earlier? Again, we'll have to wait and see...
So here could be another 4 -7 new ones here. New to me, that is!