Saturday, April 19, 2014

Thumping Dick hike

Today, we saw a new site on the Sewanee Domain for the first time.  I was joined on the hike into Thumping Dick Hollow  by Roya and Nancy.

The hike was very steep along Thumping Dick Creek as we descended to the two caves.   Near the second cave we found numerous interesting flower species.   Jack-in-the-Pulpit was my favorite.

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit), is an herbaceous plant that lures insects into it's center for pollination.   Unlike the 'pitcher plant' ... it is not carnivorous, as some believe, although, it frequently kills small flies that get lured in because the plant contains toxic oxalic acid.

Awesome spring weather, one of the best times to be in Sewanee.


the mouth of a jack-in-the-pulpit

Roya at Solomon's Temple Cave - Thumping Dick Hollow

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would be interested in the geniuses of the hollow's name...."Thumping Dick" you know it?