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A few weeks ago my wife and I decided to drive down to the Red Cedar State Trail for a short walk. The day before I hurt my back so I thought a good long walk would help. Since the goal was to rehab by back I left by camera at home. When we reached the trail there was a heavy fog, nice dew on the flowers, no wind and ideal conditions for photography. That’s always the way it works.

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On our hike we found the Groundnuts were in full bloom. The next morning it was foggy and no wind so I grabbed my camera and headed for the Trail. Of course when I reached the trail there was a strong wind blowing. In spite of the wind I was able to get some photos of the groundnuts.

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On several recent walks I’ve managed to photograph a number of flowers. The Touch-me-nots are all over the place. The Groundnuts are a little harder to spot.

Groundnut

Groundnut

Great Lobelia

Great Lobelia

Pale Touch-me-not

Pale Touch-me-not

 

I’ve been hiking on the first 5 miles of the Red Cedar State Trail this past week. I managed to see some mink, a doe and two fawns as well as an Osprey. There continue to be a large number of flowers on the trail.

There are more photos on my website.

The most common flowers now are the  Touch-me-nots both Pale and Spotted. This is a Pale Touch-me-not taken near Irvington.

Another flower that is showing up along the trail is the Wild Cucumber. You will see vines along the trail with white flowers. These are in large groupings so they are hard to miss.

Wild Cucumber

A flower that I’ve photographed many times on the trail but could never figure out its name is also blooming. This year I finally figured out what it was when I found a photo of it when I was looking for another flower. This is the Groundnut which can be found all along the trail although it is a little more difficult to see amongst the vines.

Groundnut

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