Thursday, March 19, 2020

Skunk Cabbage at Hemlock Crossing County Park in West Olive, Michigan

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Hours before Spring arrives I visited Hemlock Crossing to find the Skunk Cabbage.  They were there just as I expected! 

I walked from Hemlock Crossing Park to Pine Bend Park then back again, adding in some extra loops for a three mile walk!  No sun or blue sky, still it was wonderful to be out in the fresh air.

 Pigeon River

 Skunk Cabbage!

 Weaver House at Pine Bend County Park

  I did talk to this guy for a bit!  Oh Hello!

 I hope you enjoyed my walk too!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Stearns Creek Park - Ottawa County Michigan

What a difference a day makes! 
We visited Stearns Creek Park on Tuesday, November 5th 2019.  It was a beautiful day, some sun and some clouds. 

The next day we went back, it was colder, cloudier, and it was snowing.  It was also a beautiful day.




Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Crockery Creek Natural Area - Ottawa County Michigan

October 28 2019  The morning was foggy to start, the sun came out and cleared the fog.  The first picture was taken when we arrived, the second picture was about an hour later.
Each and every year I totally enjoy the Fall colors!  This has been a good year for those colors, lasting from the end of September right through to the end of October.  Even on rainy days the bright yellow leaves, still on the trees and the ones already on the ground, light up the trail.  It really is amazing. 
 Crockery Creek Natural Area is owned by Ottawa County.  The 331-acre natural area includes frontage on both the Grand River and Crockery Creek.  About two miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails meander along the creek, mature wooded ridges, floodplain forest, open hardwoods, wet meadows and buttonbush swamps.