If you missed the March wildflower show along one of our local trails or preserves, don't you dare miss this months feature presentation:
In some areas, its possible to find both the red and the large flowered trillium sharing the same patch of ground near a stream.
The Solomn's Seal (Polygonatum canaliculatum) has not bloomed yet, but it wont be long. They are recognized by thier hanging blooms down under the arching multi-leaved stem while the "false solomns seal" is very similar in its leaf structure it can be distinguished by its cluster of white flowers at the end of the stem.
Ferns are everywhere at Gravley Nature Preserve and the" fiddle heads" of the Christmas fern are just begining to unfurl. A few Maiden hair ferns are quickly leafing out and will soon cover the lower slopes of Jones ridge with a bright green mini canopy over the forest floor.
This special showing is for a limited time only.
It only comes around once a year but the photos you take and the memories of your discoveries
will last through the long and hot summer and dark cold winter.
Next year, you'll be the first in line to see the show !
(All photos were taken on the same trip at Gravley Nature Preserve on April 14, 2010 )