UPDATE #3: A New Wildflower Information Station at Town Park

Today, I placed the fourth (and final) Wildflower Information Station along the north loop of the nature trail at Town Park in the Town of Halfmoon.  For those of you who frequent that park and walk along the nature trail, you’ll notice this sign (for the next couple of weeks) off the left side of the trail shortly before it intersects with the wooden bridge that links the south loop to the north loop of this nature trail.  Since Intermediate Dogbane remains in full bloom, I chose not to remove the third information station sign along the south loop.

Wildflower Info Station – Canada Lily (orange blooms near center of image)

Wildflower Info Station – Canada Lily

If you have a smartphone, use your QuickRead bar code scanner to download info about the wildflower mentioned at this information station.

This is a collaborative project with the Town of Halfmoon Parks Department.  If you have observed any of these signs during a visit, please let me know what you think about your experience.

During my visit, I saw these blooms elsewhere along the trail –

Narrow-leaved Mountain Mint

Narrow-leaved Mountain Mint (close-up)

Hop Clover

Deptford Pink

Sulfur Cinquefoil

Common Yarrow

Butter-and-eggs

Black-eyed Susan

Common St. Johnswort

Common Milkweed

Happy trails!

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UPDATE #2: A New Wildflower Information Station at Town Park

Under today’s sunny skies, I placed the third Wildflower Information Station along the south loop of the nature trail at Town Park in the Town of Halfmoon.  For those of you who frequent that park and walk along the nature trail, you’ll notice this sign (for the next couple of weeks) off the right side of the trail shortly before it intersects with the wooden bridge that links the south loop to the north loop of this nature trail.  I also removed both of the first two information station signs.

Wildflower Info Station 3 – Intermediate Dogbane

Closeup of Intermediate Dogbane

If you have a smartphone, use your QuickRead bar code scanner to download info about the wildflower mentioned at this information station.
This is a collaborative project with the Town of Halfmoon Parks Department.  If you have observed any of these signs during a visit, please let me know what you think about your experience.

During my visit, I saw these blooms elsewhere along the trail –

Maiden’s-tears  (NOTE:  This was the plant identified on station #1.)

Alfalfa

Common Milkweed (white bloom form)

Sulphur Cinquefoil

Clammy Ground Cherry

Common Milkweed (pink bloom form)

Black-eyed Susan

Daisy Fleabane

Wildflower bouquet (clockwise from bottom center):
Oxeye Daisy (large white blooms), Birdsfoot Trefoil (yellow), Cow Vetch (purple), Red Clover (red), and Lesser Stitchwort (small white blooms)

English Plantain

Deptford Pink

Oxeye Daisy

Common Elderberry

Staghorn Sumac

Everlasting Pea

Common Blue-eyed Grass

Yellow Sweet Clover

Wild Radish

Wild Parsnip (Hazardous Plant ! – DO NOT TOUCH ! Entire plant causes photo-dermatitis; avoid all contact with skin.)

Prickly Dewberry

Alsike Clover

Lesser Stitchwort

Bittersweet Nightshade

 

 

Happy trails!

UPDATE: A New Wildflower Information Station at Town Park

Yesterday morning, I placed the second Wildflower Information Station along the north loop of the nature trail at Town Park in the Town of Halfmoon.  For those of you who frequent that park and walk along the nature trail, you’ll notice this sign (for the next couple of weeks) off the right side of the trail where it overlooks the constructed wetland (with Town Highway Department buildings in the distant background.  (The first information station is still there as we await the blooming of that wildflower; it appears to be later than normal.)

Wildflower Info Station – Large Blue Flag (located along north loop overlooking constructed wetland; note Town Highway buildings in distant background)

Wildflower Info Station – Large Blue Flag (some are blooming in the background as well as many Yellow Flag Iris, which is an invasive species)

If you have a smartphone, use your QuickRead bar code scanner to download info about the wildflower mentioned at this information station.

This is a collaborative project with the Town of Halfmoon Parks Department.  If you have observed any of these signs during a visit, please let me know what you think about your experience.

During my visit, I saw these blooms elsewhere along the trail –

Common Blackberry

White Clover

Red Clover

Field Sorrel

Tall Buttercup

Asiatic Bittersweet

Summer Grape

Wild Geranium

Cow Vetch

Bristly Dewberry

Birdsfoot Trefoil

Lesser Stitchwort

Ground Ivy

Cranberry Viburnum

Golden Alexanders

Bittersweet Nightshade

Happy trails!

Introducing Wildflower Information Stations – Town Park

Before heading off to work today, I placed a Wildflower Information Station along the nature trail at Town Park in the Town of Halfmoon.  For those of you who frequent that park, take a stroll along the south loop near the apartment buildings.  Look along the left side of the trail as you head south and you’ll notice (for the next couple of weeks) a little sign located just beyond the mowed area adjoining the edge of the trail.

Wildflower Info Station – Maiden’s-tears (located along south loop across from apartment buildings)

If you have a smartphone, use your QuickRead bar code scanner to download info about each wildflower mentioned at each information station.

As the seasons progresses, one or more signs will be placed elsewhere along the trail to replace this sign to continue to educate visitors about other wildflowers that can be observed at this park.

This is a collaborative project with the Town of Halfmoon Parks Department.  If you observe any of these signs during a visit, please let me know what you think about your experience.

During my visit, I saw these blooms elsewhere along the trail –

Common Wintercress

Woodland Strawberry

Ground Ivy

Thyme-leaved Speedwell

Wild Geranium

Wild Strawberry

Apple

Field Pennycress

Dwarf Cinquefoil

Chokecherry

Golden Alexanders

Morrow’s Honeysuckle

Garlic Mustard

Happy trails!

Blue Flag now in bloom!

To my surprise, I viewed many Large Blue Flag already in bloom along the northernmost segment of the Zim Smith Trail last evening.

Large Blue Flag

Large Blue Flag

So, if you enjoy seeing these large beautiful blooms in their natural setting, be sure to get out soon to do so!

Of the local destinations that I have visited, I would recommend any of the following:

Happy trails!