As the tree canopy begins to leaf out, the understory at Oregon Ridge is coming into bloom. Take to the trails and see flowering dogwood, deciduous azalea, sweet violets – both blue and white. Look closely and you’ll see spring beauty, Jack-in-the-pulpit and trillium. Soon the park’s mountain laurel will be in flower too.
Bloom time is fleeting. Enjoy the wildflowers and blossoms while you can.
Blog post and photography contributed by fellow Master Naturalist Martha Johnston. More of her nature photography can be found on her blog here.
During your visits to Oregon Ridge, have you spotted any wildflowers? Share your pics with us!