It was 50 degrees and 8:52 when we parked at the Warner parking area off Erway. It was also raining lightly. We didn't see much blooming here, Spring hadn't sprung here just yet. We walked for three hours, all the way to Hart Road then turned around and walked back. Marie did find her binoculars case that she had accidentally left here last time.
Here is Warner Sanctuary.
Trail at Warner Sanctuary
Nice Group of Skunk Cabbage, easy to see no circles needed.
Foot Bridge over Glass Creek
You want to wear boots at Warner
Located in an area of glacial moraines, this sanctuary contains rounded ridges, seasonally flooded ponds, a stream, and lake. Most of the 108 acres is wooded and contains old-growth beech, oak and tulip trees. Large evergreens provide additional woodland habitat. The sanctuary is botanically quite diverse and includes a number of threatened and endangered plants. The sanctuary is adjacent to the Barry State Game Area Global Important Bird Area and is home to Cerulean Warblers. This is from http://www.michiganaudubon.org/conservation/sanctuaries/index.html/title/ronald-h-warner-sanctuary.
Old bridge over Glass Creek
After Warner we went west into Allegan County to our favorite intersection, M-40,M-89. Ahh nice wet woods.
We could see the Marsh Marigold before we got out of the car! Wow.
Hispid Buttercup (Ranunculus hispidus) If I identified this one wrong let me know.
False Rue Anemone
So this was great, wildflowers blooming finally. We saw trillium here but it had only a bud. One more stop before home, 133rd Avenue still in Allegan County. Here we found many spring wildflowers blooming.
White Trout Lily
Yellow Trout Lily
We left here happy, it was a good day.
133rd Avenune train bridge built in 1908
Through the Holland tunnel to home.