Today I continued my wildflower inventories at Ballston Creek Preserve, Shenantaha Creek Park and Veterans Memorial Park.
What a difference a little rain, warmer temperatures and a little sunshine can make! I added several species to each destination’s total count and enjoyed the serene spring landscape of each. Many songbirds serenaded each of my visits. A truly great day to be in the woods.
The carpet of blooming Carolina Spring Beauty at Ballston Creek Preserve is now at peak. At several points along Pat’s Trail, you can easily smell the wonderful fragrance of those petite pink-striated blooms. Stop by soon if you want to witness this colorful and aromatic experience!
My hike at Shenantaha Creek Park was a wildflower menagerie…
Concluding my woodland wanderings, I stopped by the Mooney Carrese Forest at Veterans Memorial Park. While there, I spied these other species…
If you have an opportunity to visit a woodland or meadow in the near future, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what is rapidly emerging and beginning to bloom. Enjoy.