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Mariton: Wildflowers Are Blooming

May 5, 2014

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager.  Photos by Carole Mebus

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I had been a little worried about what flowers would be around for the Wildflower Walk on Saturday.  We are a little behind on blossoms, but during the night on Friday, several things began blooming and sprouting, so we found lots of things.  It was a fun walk with a lot of enthusiasm for everything we discovered.

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One has to get down on the ground to view the Wild Ginger flowers that are usually hidden by foliage.  It is a very interesting flower.

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This White Trillium was prime for our walk.

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I had warned participants that the flower walk, could easily digress into a bird walk and offered people our loaner binoculars.  They were appreciated.  We saw several warblers, (a few that we couldn’t identify).  This Black-throated Green Warbler posed out in the open and fairly low alongside the trail.

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