Finally – a SPRING walk!

Yesterday was a perfect spring day. Sunny. Started cold. Ended in the 60s. I spent a lot of time in two of my favorite places for spotting spring wildflowers: Bergman Park and Jamestown Community College’s College Park.

When I got to Bergman, I discovered I had no camera card and the “wrong” lens. I walked anyway and found many of the same flowers that I would later photograph at College Park. But I also found Red Trillium and Leatherwood in bloom, which I did not find later.

Here’s my haul from College Park:

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Cut-leaved Toothwort

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Round-leaved Violet

I cropped to try to show you the inner parts:
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I took a bunch of Spring Beauty, trying to show some with the stigma closed tight, and others with it open:
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Spring Beauty

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Colt’s Foot

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a little white violet (not sure which species… so many violets!)

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Blue Cohosh

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Trout Lily

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Spicebush

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Marsh Marigold

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Poor little beat-up Hepatica

There were also a LOT of Common Violets – but they were right by the road and the sun was too harsh, so I didn’t attempt a picture.

In addition, there was this new-to-me flower. I couldn’t find it in Newcomb’s, so I suspect it is not wild. It was at the base of an oak tree near the picnic pavilion along with some snow drops that were a little too far gone to photograph. If you know what they are, tell me!  (UPDATE:  My blogger friend over at New Hampshire Garden Solutions identified the following flower for me.  It’s called Siberian Squill. Thank you very much!)

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There were leaves already up of other species that will be blooming soon! This year, Audubon is doing a series of wildflower classes and walks. I’ll be teaching about wildflower photography and leading a walk at College Park. Check out the series here: http://jasprograms.wordpress.com/wildflowers/

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