First bloom(s) of the year! – Day 2

Continuing my wildflower inventory of the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve in the Town of Clifton Park on “day 2” of this weekend, I found two more species in bloom – adding to my “first flowers” of the year!

Speckled Alder (Alnus incana ssp. rugosa) – female flowers on upper twig and male flowers on lower twig 

Read about this shrub speciesRead about its preferred habitat, which is found throughout much of this preserve.

American Hazelnut (Corylus americana) – male flower centered between two female flowers

Read about this shrub species.  This species is most often found along any of the former towpaths in this preserve.


Happy trails!

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