After a soggy Fourth, the sun shone brightly today. So, with a breeze brisk enough to keep even the deer flies at bay, I decided to saunter along Veterans Trail in Ballston Lake to see what was in bloom and otherwise present along this 3.5-mile bike/pedestrian trail. It has been a nearly a month since I last visited this site as part of my ongoing wildflower inventory here.
Many various blooms now provide a colorful backdrop along much of this trail; several are pleasantly fragrant as well! (The latter include Garden Valerian, Sweebrier, Common Milkweed and a few remaining Dame’s Rocket.)
Here’s a sampling of what awaits your visit…