Hudsonville Nature Center is located at 2700 New Holland Street, Hudsonville, Michigan. It is our destination for this adventure. The Nature Center is a 76-acre nature preserve of woodlands, prairies and wetlands that offers hiking trails, lookouts, wildflowers and picnic areas.
Since it was starting out to be hot day we decided to go to the prairie first. Right off we were seeing the prairie flowers.
White Wild Indigo
Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) Carrot family
Alumroot (Heuchera Americana) Saxifrage Family, is a small (under 2 ft. high and wide) perennial native to Central United States. Loose racemes of insignificant green to cream flowers bloom in early summer.
Leaves of Alumroot
Thimbleweed (Anemone cylindrical) Buttercup family
Believe me it was big.
Michigan Lily (Lilium michiganense) Lily family
Another native perennial plant, the beautiful Michigan Lily.
There is more to this park than just the prairie. There are hills, ravines, and a creek.
After this park I think we might have stopped by a Mr. Burger and got a chocolate malt (not a shake but a malt). I'm not sure if this really happen or I just thought about a malt.
Anyway next we stopped in at Sunrise Park (to eat the malts),
located at the end of Springdale Street, it offers playground equipment, a tot lot, open shelter, ball diamonds and a picnic area.
Pointed-leaf tick-trefoil (Desmodium glutinosum) Pea Family