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?