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We took a short walk on the Red Cedar State Trail yesterday in an attempt to recover from jet lag. These are a few of the things we saw along the trail.

Common Dandelion

Dame’s Rocket

Drone Fly

Seed

Leaf

Wild Geranium

Photos from a walk along the Red Cedar State Trail.

Bloodroot

Pussy Willow

Marsh Marigolds

Sandhill Crane

Cattail

Wild Geranium

There are a variety of flowers blooming on the farm.

Large-flowered Trillium

Large-flowered Trillium

Wild Geranium

Wild Geranium

Common Blue Violet

Common Blue Violet

There are a large number of spring Wildflowers Blooming on the farm.

Large-flowered Bellwort

Large-flowered Bellwort

Large-flowered Trillium

Large-flowered Trillium

Wild Geranium

Wild Geranium

Rue Anemone

Rue Anemone

Common Blue Violet

Common Blue Violet

Downy Yellow Violet

Downy Yellow Violet

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

A walk around the farm revealed a number of mid-Spring Wild Flowers that are in Bloom.

Large-flowered Bellwort

Large-flowered Bellwort

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Wild Geranium

Wild Geranium

Common Dandelion

Common Dandelion

Wild Geranium

Wild Geranium

Dame's Rocket

Dame’s Rocket

Virginia Waterleaf

Virginia Waterleaf

More photos from the Red Cedar Trail can be found on my website.

Walking through the woods this past week I found a number of flowers blooming in the woods. The last of the Bloodroot can be found on the north facing slopes. The remaining flowers can be found on the southern slopes.

Bloodroot

Bloodroot

Large-flowered Trillium

Large-flowered Trillium

Wild Geranium

Wild Geranium

Large-flowered Bellwort

Large-flowered Bellwort

I was going through some photos and found a batch of them from late May that I had not processed. My wife and I had taken a walk along the Red Cedar Trail and I photographed some of the flowers and ferns that were out.

Fern

Fern

Nodding Trillium

Nodding Trillium

Wild Geranium

Wild Geranium

Blossom

Blossom

Wild Blue Phlox

Wild Blue Phlox

I had a chance to hike several sections of the Red Cedar State Trail this past week.

Ostrich Fern Unfolding

Wild Geranium

The early spring flowers are just about gone. There are a few Large-flowered Trillium, Marsh Marigolds, Swamp Buttercups and Pussytoes still around but they won’t last long. The mid spring flowers are starting to show themselves. The most common are the Wild Geranium and Wild Blue Phlox with a few Columbine also out. Various types of ferns¬† can be seen unfolding all along the trail. Unfortunately the DNR likes to mow a double wide swath along each side of the trail and in the process mows down lots of beautiful flowers.

In terms of wildlife I heard lots of different birds  but with the leaves on the trees and the strong winds it was difficult to find them and even more difficult to photograph them. There are a variety of warblers along the trail including Yellow and Common Yellowthroat. I noticed a number of American Redstarts. The Grey Catbirds can be seen and heard all along the trail as can the Red-winged Blackbirds and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. The eaglets at the 1.5 mile mark seem to be growing fast. One of the adult Bald Eagles was sitting in a tree along the trail calling to their young in the nest across the river. If you listen carefully you might hear them calling as you pass the limestone cliffs. I also saw several Bald Eagles flying along the river this week.