For more than twenty years I've been wandering the woods and waterways of Saratoga County, New York, looking closely, listening carefully. We are blessed in this county with an amazing amount of wilderness right at hand. With this blog I will share a year of adventuring here, seeking out what wonders await in my own Madagascar close to home.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Every Day a New Flower Blooms
Just for the record, I'm posting photos here of some of the flowers I've found coming into bloom this week. I used to obsessively keep written notes of every wildflower I found, from genuine rarities to tiny sidewalk weeds, but I'm finding myself growing lax at this task. More and more, I use my blog as a record when I want to know where and when I might find a certain flower in bloom. Here are some I found the past few days.
At Woods Hollow Nature Preserve, Ballston Spa:
Pink Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium acaule)
Painted Trillium (Trillium undulatum)
Canada Mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)
Yellow Clintonia (Clintonia borealis)
At Malta Ecological Park, Malta
Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica)
Black Chokeberry (Photinia melanocarpa)
My Backyard Wildflower Garden, Saratoga Springs
Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum)
Star-flowered Solomon's Seal (Maianthemum stellata)