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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Not Much Blooming

 I manage to get about one walk a month in at the School Forest in Ludington. It's very near where bell choir practice is, so it's a great way to get a little exercise on the same trip. Today, I was particularly looking for wildflowers. Nope.

There are escaped daffodils and Vinca (myrtle, periwinkle). I don't really know the history of this property. It's quite possible there were some houses in this city block at one time.
vinca wild in woods

The one "wild" thing I did find blooming was some blueberry, probably Vaccinium pallidum. These are nice and pink. They vary from pink to white.
blueberry flowers

I heard a Barred Owl, and saw another Red Admiral butterfly. Disc golfers were out playing on the course that's also on the property.

I have 142 miles of campsites done today. I may do a few more yet this evening because I'm probably not going to meet the quota for several days coming up. I worked on the dining room some and did errands.

Total miles hiked in 2024: 213.1, of which 70.6 is North Country Trail.

Ludington School Forest, various trails, 2.2 miles

See More from the School Forest
See Blueberries in the Snow


Ann said...

Always nice to see flowers in unexpected places.

Sharkbytes said...

Ann- I'm surprised there were so few, but it's a pretty dry area

The Oceanside Animals said...

Lulu: "We have some vinca here that Mama and Dada planted years ago and which promptly tried to take over everything. Dada mows it and weed whacks it, but it keeps coming back!"