Rycenga Recreation Area, located in both Spring Lake Township and Fruitport Township at 16401 Hemlock Road, is a good place to find Pink Lady-slipper, orchid.
Creek in Rycenga Recreation Area
At Riverside Park (Ottawa County) we found Virginia Waterleaf.
Trail at Riverside Park.
and Yellow Iris
A toad trying to hide.
A few shots from the Truth Cam here in the woods (Grand Haven Michigan). First a woodchuck posing for the camera, he's a regular.
A deer wondering what's going on.
Marie and I went to Allegan County Michigan on May 14, first to 133rd Avenue.
Railroad bridge over 133rd Avenue.
Along that same road we found this giant Green Dragon!
The plant was ~ 30 inches tall.
Green Dragon (Arisaema dracontium) Arum Family
Also along 133rd Avenue,
someone was walking on my jacket!
A beautiful Wild Columbine.
Daisy Fleabane with bug.
We made a stop at Happy Boots corner, M-89 and M-40 in Allegan County.
Tulip Tree leaf
Some sort of caterpillar?
Then on to Allegan Forest,
and more purple, Bird's-foot Violet
We came to where
American Columbo (Frasera caroliniensis) Gentian family, grows.
Its green and yellow with purple dots flower will show in June. These plants are big - growing to 6 feet tall.
We saw Hoary Puccoon (Lithospermum canescens) Borage family.
Now there are other puccoons, Hairy or Plains, but it is puccoon.
To end this mixed up post here is a road in Allegan Forest.
There are many more fun trips in May, more wildflowers and fun adventures!