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I walked part of the Red Cedar State Trail this past week. Not a lot to photograph. It was a very foggy day. As you can see the leaves are falling but there is almost no color. The leaves are just turning brown and falling off of the trees.

I did find this fox tail that was covered in spiderwebs and highlighted in the morning dew.

There were quite a few spiderwebs along the trail. They were also covered in morning dew.

 

There are very few flowers still blooming. I was able to find a few Pale Touch-me-nots along the trail.

There doesn’t seem to be as many of them but the Groundnuts are blooming along the Red Cedar Trail. They are a little hard to find hidden behind the leaves. Some of the places I’ve traditionally found them don’t seem to have any this year.

If you have been on the Red Cedar Trail recently you will have noticed that the Touch-me-nots are blooming all along the trail. The Spotted-touch-me-nots are the most common.

There are also a few Pale Touch-me-nots blooming.

The Turk’s-cap Lilies are now blooming along the Red Cedar State Trail.

 

We were walking on the Red Cedar Trail earlier in the week and noticed a large number of Monarch Butterflies around. It looked like many of them had just emerged. We found this fellow on the trail trying to dry it’s wings. We moved it off of the trail so it didn’t get run over by bikers.

 

 

It has been very warm so I’ve not been able to do a lot of hiking on the Red Cedar State Trail. I have gone out a couple of times early in the morning and found the following along the trail.

Spiderwort

Motherwort

Heal-all

Blooming Grass

Dragonflie

There are quite a few flowers blooming on the Red Cedar State Trail.

Dame’s Rocket

Blue Flag Iris

Buttercup

Birds-foot Trefoil

Canada Anemone

Common Yarrow

Daisy

Wild Rose

 

 

On a short hike on the Red Cedar State Trail we noticed some Cedar Waxwings feeding. I didn’t have my camera along so I walked back to the car and got it. They are a beautiful bird.

 

 

 

With the snow gone we drove down to the Red Cedar Trail to see if the Skunk Cabbage was up. It was way up and already producing leaves. It is always the first flower of spring.