Bidding Adieu to Our Fall Flowers

This milkweed pod opens to let its seeds escape

Even though there was a frost warning on Friday night, there are still fall flowers blooming at Oregon Ridge Nature Center. Take a hike and see what you can find! We found these on Saturday:

Several varieties of asters – both heath and white wood asters as well as purple New England asters:





Horse nettle was not blooming, but you can find the berries, in the meadow:

Other berries, found along the Nature Trail, include barberry – an invasive.

The meadow is full of milkweed now in the pod stage:

This milkweed pod has a congregation of boxelder bugs sunning themselves:

A variety of flowers are still blooming in the garden area, including this purple monkshood and yellow coreopsis:

Mountain mint was found along the ridge trail:

And our farewell to fall flowers hike ended with sightings of several woolly bear caterpillars:

What flowers and berries have you found this fall?

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