☃️Ashley Wold❄️

☃️Ashley Wold❄️ Follow

🌲Illinoisan nemophilist
🌿botanical adventurer
💚volunteer
💑husband: @eadgils
🌱Board of Directors @goekenosha
(nonprofit community garden)

http://www.efflorescency.blogspot.com/

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#birbs #birding #ornithology #birds #Americancoot #pond #Texas #ducks #geese #Chinesegoose #wildlife #explore #adventure #vacation #nature
Texture at the Butterfly exhibition at #TexasDiscoveryGarden!

#horticulture #DallasTX #Texas #adventure #plants #nature #publicgarden #vacation
🐍🐍🐍 #snek #venomous #venomoussnakes #animals #rattlesnake #snakes #Sistrurus #WesternMassasauga #Texas #Dallas #DallasTX #TexasDiscoveryGarden #snakesofTexas #nature #herps #herpsofinstagram
#vacation #sky #airplane #plane #travel #wanderlust #adventure #clouds #flying
Day 14 of #28DaysOfLove!

Happy Valentine's Day, Instagram friends! <3

I love #Hamamelis! #Witchazel is incredible. #ChicagoBotanicGarden had a bunch of different cultivars in the trial #gardens last year, which was delightful to see.

#Hamamelidaceae #culticar #plants #flowers #nature #publicgarden #latergram #botany #horticulture
Day 13 of #28DaysOfLove!

I love my #pearl, #gold, & #diamond #ring. It has a flower design and it is lovely.

#love #truelove #pearlring #jewelry #beautiful #pearls #diamonds
Day 12 of #28DaysOfLove!

I'm not much of a birder (working on my #birb identification skills though), but I love #birds! They are beautiful and strange all at once.

A few of these photos are from birds at zoos, but most are photos I snapped off wild birds. The video is of a green heron!

#ornithology #birding #birdsarecool #nature #animals #featheredfriends #latergram #explore #gooutside #wildlife
Day 11 of #28DaysOfLove!

I love #butterflies and moths. I love caterpillars! They are so cool.

These are photos from the past few years in Illinois, Georgia, Alabama, and Wisconsin. °^-^° #Lepidoptera #butterfly #larvae #flowers #nature #entomology #insects #latergram #adventure #bugs
Day 10 of #28DaysOfLove!

I*love* #magnolias! We have a while to go until they bloom, but it's so worth the wait! I love the incredible scent and how graceful the #flowers are. Even the leaves are awesome!

I love sitting underneath #magnolia trees on a sunny day, watching the bees buzz about. Chicago Botanic Garden has quite a few in their collections (check out M. tripetala x obovata in the Waterfall #Garden)! I'm not sure I could pick a favourite, though I'm very fond of yellow magnolia, M. ashei, and M. x loebneri 'Merrill'! And M. soulangeana 'Alexandrina'. And, and, and...! #bestillmyheart #Magnoliaceae #spring #latergram #beautiful #plants #horticulture #botany #nature #publicgarden #tepals
Day 9 of #28DaysOfLove!

I love #GarfieldParkConservatory. What a beautiful place! My favourite areas at GPC are the Fern Room and the Monet Garden.

There are so many incredible plants to look at here. Parking and entry are free, with a suggested donation. They have lots of cool events, and a play area for kids.

#publicgarden #horticulture #botany #plants #flowers #nature #Chicago #enjoyIllinois
Day 8 of #28DaysOfLove!

I love #autumn! Especially in October.

I love the changing #leaves with their brilliant colours, and finding #mushrooms in the #forest. I love the crisp #fall scent in the air, and the way the leaves crunch with each step. 
I love cozy sweaters, pretty scarves, and trendy boots.

Autumn is my favourite season!

#autumncolors #hiking #explore #gooutside #trees #woods #nemophilist #scenery #nature #fringedgentian
Day 7 of #28DaysOfLove!

I LOVE #volunteering! #Volunteers are so important and can make a difference. I've had the pleasure of volunteering in #ecologicalrestoration (removing #invasiveplants, collecting/sorting seeds, etc.), at the local library, at a nursing home, and at a community garden! I'm also considering volunteering at CBG at some point.

I love having @eadgils and the kiddos volunteer with me.

#nature #volunteer #gooutside

PHOTO 1 - burn pile full of invasives in Cook County

PHOTO 2 - volunteering at IBSP, Steve yanking out honeysuckle at Wright Woods

PHOTO 3 - top is Grainger Woods after we volunteers ripped out (HORRIBLE, AWFUL) 2nd year garlic mustard (it's biennial), bottom is a different view of the same area before removal

PHOTO 4 - left is Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard), right is Arisaema triphyllum (Jack in the pulpit) found among the aforementioned sea of garlic mustard at Grainger Woods

PHOTO 5 - left, collecting seeds at IBSP; right, sorting seeds for the North Branch Restoration Project

PHOTO 6 - My kids at a Burlington nursing home and rehab center, cleaning up the gazebo

PHOTO 7 - my photo on the library volunteer poster

PHOTO 8 - helping out at a @goekenosha fundraiser (so excited for growing season!)