Spring Ephemeral Outing

May 17, 2018

Spring was very late arriving this year and so, even on May 5, the spring flowers we just starting to show themselves.  We saw lots of Dog-tooth Violet but not much in bloom.  Trilliums and violets were just beginning to bloom.  But Mary Marsh, our leader, was able to talk about lots of the other plants we observed along the way so we were able to enjoy the mosses, lichens, ferns, shrubs and trees on our leisurely stroll on a very beautiful spring day.

Linda Sewell gave us a history of her property and showed us some interesting artifacts she has found there, including clay pipes of the early settlers and a very interesting, very old stone tool.

 

Mosses and Lichens

Looking at Polypody

Linda provided a history of the property.

Mary with the Group

Polypody up Close