2011 04 24 The weather has been a little warmer (55) and we have had rain, so the wildflowers are coming out a bit more than last week. We found some minor flooding at Riverside Park, we crossed some of the flooding on logs. Some of the trails were impassable.
We had a nice walk almost to the point, but then saw two dogs on the loose. So we turned back to avoid them. Just after this, we ran into a man and a teenager with guns, they were trying to shoot frogs in the puddles. This is the problem with the nicer weather, out comes the riffraff!
Some things we saw.
Minor Flooding along the trail
Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)
Along the trail at Riverside Park
I call this Purple Cress, some might call it Spring Cress (Cardamine bulbosa)
Lots of sweet little Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)
Stork's-bill (Alfilaria) (Erodium cicutarium)