NIMBioS On the Trail

NIMBioS took to the trail on Saturday in search of spring wildflowers, and the hikers were well-rewarded. Along Porter’s Creek, these intrepid explorers found white-fringed phacelia, trout lily, rue anemone, wild geranium, wild ginger, spring beauty, many varieties of violets and trilliums, and other springtime gems. The three-mile hike featured several creek crossings along narrow footbridges and a 40-foot waterfall. The main spectacle though were the wildflowers, particularly the hundreds of white phacelia carpeting the forest floor. Another wildflower hike is planned for April 22 to White Oak Sinks to see the fields of purple phlox.

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