So this is the continued adventure from April 2, 2012 remember we first spent ~ five hours at Grand River Park, (see the last post) and since it is snowing right now, April 10, it is either time to do housework or work on pictures and the blog. Really I am doing both of those two things, anyway... On to Aman, it was already after 1pm so we only spent about 1 1/2 hours here but it was worth the stop.
We walked to the northern bridge, I was especially interested in how the Virginia Bluebells were coming along. But first we checked out Sand Creek.
We were seeing scads of wildflowers, these are mostly anemones, False Rue and maybe Wood.
Yellow Trout Lily, this plant has neat leaves.
Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides) Barberry Family
This is Early Meadow-Rue (Thalictrum dioicum) Buttercup Family. It always is hard for me to get a decent picture of this plant. The upper portion of the plant is like decorative ornaments dangling in the wind. Below is a closer shot. Sort of neat how the flowers droop from that little cap.
Bug alert! One spider and one beetle coming up!
One of the last blooming Hepatica of the year, but the leaves of this plant last until next year and the leaves can be very pretty all by themselves.
Near the creek are thousands of Virginia Bluebell (Mertinsia Virginica) Borage Family, this one had buds and one flower just opening.
Small group of Virginia Bluebell
Virginia Bluebells getting ready to bloom at Aman Park, Ottawa County Michigan.
Cool little tree starting out.
Bridge over Sand Creek
Many violets, different colors...That was it for Monday April 2nd, but wait for it...
Lucky me, Betsy asked if I wanted to go to Aman on Friday, it was perfect weather. So here is Aman Park four days later, April 6th.
More blue in the sky...
One of the few Bloodroot still blooming,
Some sort of long spurred violet,
Spring Beauty looking very pink,
Trillium by the hundreds,
A hill of a hundred trillium,
Virginia Bluebell more open than on Monday,
Sand Creek at Aman Park
Miterwort (Mitella Diphylla) Saxifrage Family has tiny flowers with five delicate fringes giving it a dainty appearance.
Miterwort with its opposite sessile leaves.
Sand Creek from the southern bridge at Aman Park,
So that about wraps up Aman, Aman. Notice the Red Bud tree near the bridge, more about Red Bud next time. Thanks for stopping by.