This time we walked to the southern bridge in the park and followed along the creekside trail. There were many oohs and ahs from my wildflowering buddy - my sister Marie, and me. We spent 5 hours at Aman admiring everything.
Sand Creek at Aman Park
One of the many hillsides covered with trillium.
We saw several different types of violets, all so pretty in their own way.
The Virginia Bluebells were just starting to open, soon these will cover Aman Park near the creek.
Many trees were flowering, below is the creamy white flower of Flowering Dogwood.
The Paw Paw trees had fuzzy buds...there are numerous Paw Paw trees at this park.
Buttercups have shiny yellow flower petals...
For the first time this year, we saw Wild Geranium blooming...
Just a few Dicentra,
I know dandelions are known as nasty little invaders but how can you not think they are pretty?
A lovely group of Large-flowered Bellwort, these are at the northern bridge in Aman.
Spring Beauty were everywhere, at times making the forest floor look pinkish-white.
We saw a few trillium that had various abnormalities...
We found many other wildflowers blooming but after 5 hours at Aman we moved on to Grand River Park.
Some trails were still totally flooded near the Grand River.
In a field 500 feet from the Grand River we saw signs of how high the flood waters had been. See the red arrows pointing at the debris caught in the trees, the debris was more than 4 feet off the ground!