Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Spring wildflowers are peaking at Gahagan Preserve. There are three areas dedicated at the preserve for flowers. At the parking lot, visit the berm area alongside the roadway. Near the cabin, two other areas exist. The butterfly garden is found in front of the cabin. Behind the cabin, is an area seeded two years ago.
Gay-wings, star flower, pink lady slipper and jack-in-the-pulpit have blossomed along the trails.

Some samples
- At parking lot, roadside planting.
Yellow Goat's-Beard (Tragopogon dubius) above and Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis) below

- Along white trail
Wild Lily-of-the-Valley, Canadian Mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)