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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I ran calling WILDFLOWER

Okay, that isn't how the old song goes...but still.

Yesterday I took my lovely little Flour Children out for a nature walk with some family friends. We went to the Raccoon Creek Wildflower Reserve. If you are in the western Pennsylvania area, I highly recommend the trip to this obscure park! The whole park is lovely, quiet, and not busy at all. It's like it's a secret park!


These really were great trails for the kids. The trails weren't very hard, and there were so many flowers, butterflies, fungi, and tracks for us to look at. This particular group of kids did very well, as we ended up following blazes for about 2 hours! We had no idea we were gone that long. But it was very fun, and the kids really enjoyed it.


This is Outdoor Hour Challenge #4, and later this week we'll use our pictures to form the list for Challenge #5.

One last, lonely, elusive trillium. This is the first one I've ever found. (It's hiding underneath the leaves.)


Phlox. It was everywhere!


Tiny snail on the underside of a mayapple.



Blackberry.



Spiderwort.


I used my Wildflower Fandex and this website to identify the flowers. If I got any wrong, please let me know! I'm still working on my identification skills!





4 comments:

  1. What a great looking place to take a hike! I love places like this that have so much for us to see that we lose track of time.

    I think you did a great job on identifying your wildflowers.

    Thanks so much for sharing your adventure.

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  2. that is what phlox is?? it is a lot taller than the "phlox" I got from the store for my landscaping...

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  4. It is pretty tall. It was about waist-high by the creek.

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