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Last week we took a short trip to the Ice Age Trail near Bloomer, Wisconsin. When we arrived there were a couple of cars in the parking lot ant the visitors center was closed. We decided to hiked the 4.5 mile loop trail. It was a beautiful sunny day for a hike. We were hoping to find some Round-lobed Hepatica blooming and we were not disappointed. We also encountered a number of garter snakes on the trail.


This past week we hiked the Chippewa Moraine segment of the Ice Age Trail north of Bloomer. Unfortunately we discovered another gift from our right wing republican governor. The interpretative center is now closed on Mondays. We usually stop and chat with the staff for a while before our hike but it was not to be on this day.

There was not a lot to see yet. It was still mostly brown. We did discover that the Round lobed Hepatica are now blooming at various places along the trail.


I took a few shots of fall leaves that were sitting at the bottom of several vernal ponds.


For the most part it was a beautiful day for a hike. We did notice a storm off to the north and found out later that it had rained most of the day north of where we were hiking.


More photographs from the Ice Age Trail can be found on my website.

On a recent trip to the Ice Age Trail we found the Round-lobed Hepatica in full bloom.



It’s been a long winter and folks are starting the think (wishing for) spring. This Round Lobed Hepatica was featured on the US Forest Service Celebrating Wildflowers website. It will also be featured in an upcoming issue of the Wildflower Association of Michigan Newsletter.Round-Lobed-Hepatica-08-81--032

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