First stop for the day was along White Road in Muskegon, Michigan - we have been here before and there is a small parking area. The gated two-track runs all the way down to the Muskegon River near Mosquito Creek and Spring Creek. The property is owned by the State of Michigan.
Wild Lupine (Lupinus perennis) Bean family
In the parking lot we saw Wild Lupine, Hoary Puccoon, and Birdfoot Violet. It was a chilly start to the day but quickly warmed up with the sunshine.
Hoary Puccoon (Lithospermum canescens) Borage family
Next stop was a place called Lane's Landing, more Michigan State Game Area off Maple Island Road. Here the gate was open and we drove past the trees and out into the open field.
At Lane's Landing was saw Bird's foot trefoil, Virginia Waterleaf, Cow Vetch, cinquefoil, Yellow Goatsbeard, and buttercups.
We made our way to Five Lakes Nature Sanctuary, 88 acres in Muskegon County owned by the Michigan Nature Association.
We saw Field Hawkweed, Birdfoot Violet, Frostweed, tadpoles, many birds, and beautiful bunches of False Heather.
False Heather (Hudsonia tomentosa) Rock-rose family
Frostweed (Helianthemum canadense) Family Rockrose
It is amazing how fast the day goes by when I'm with my sister Marie out roaming for wildflowers. It is always fun and something I really look forward to.