By mid-March, as we all know, our lives rather abruptly and fundamentally changed – or, at least our daily routines certainly did. Never before, when pondering which destination I wanted to explore, have I had to consider the likelihood of encountering too many trail users or other wildflower enthusiasts such that I might get within six feet of said fellow outdoor nature observer. Now it was imperative that I do so.
So, I intentionally selected a destination that is rarely visited by others and I began to make brief videos of my nearly weekly visits to the unnamed 41-acre property along the Mohawk River that is owned by the Town of Clifton Park. Each visit resulted in a short video. I initially posted the first couple of videos, then I decided to forego any more postings (until this one) and compile all of them as a segmented (and continuing) “virtual hike.” What follows (if you choose to “join me” and click through the video segments listed below) is that virtual hike at this destination, beginning April 4th and concluding May 10th.
If you did not get out to observe this annual unveiling of some of our spring season wildflowers (including ephemeral spring wildflowers), then I hope you’ll take the opportunity – now – to join me on this virtual hike. As you’ll see, I encountered more than just blooming wildflowers. The best part (for you)? No ticks.
April 4: Sneak Peak at Early Spring Wildflowers (5:42)
April 11: Sneak Peak Ephemeral Spring Wildflowers (2:03)
April 25: Ephemeral Spring Wildflowers (7:49)
April 28: Ephemeral Spring Wildflowers-4/28 (13:32)
May 2: Ephemeral Spring Wildflowers-5/2/2020 (12:33)
May 10: Finale-Ephemeral Spring Wildflowers (7:55)
As you are pondering where to take your future hikes this year while we endure this pandemic, please consider the destinations listed in my prior post entitled “Some local trails best suited for social distancing.”