2013 05 20
Lost Lake at Muskegon State Park was our adventure destination on this day. This place never disappoints. Lost Lake is considered a coastal plain marsh, someone referred to it as, " half marsh, half bog, a coastal marsh ecosystem...".
We (my sister Marie and me) go on weekly outings to look for wildflowers and anything else we find interesting. Also for the walk and being outdoors. We relax and enjoy.
First time this year we saw Fringed Polygala (Polygala paucifolia) Milkwort Family.
Then we found Threeleaf Goldthread (Coptis trifolia) blooming.
We saw a Box Turtle, funny that we saw one several years ago in this same area, maybe the same turtle.
In the water we found bladderwort,
at Lost Lake a deck was added with a scope,
looking through the scope. I see turtles.
On through the woods,
Marsh Marigold still blooming,
We visited Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve. While we were there we saw lightning, it was to the east of us and there was no rain. Unfortunately for the people in Oklahoma this was the day of the devastating tornado.
After seeing this giant chipmunk we moved on to explore places nearby in North Muskegon.
We ended up on Creston Road west of U.S. 31, the road just ends in the North Channel - Muskegon River. There is a gravel/sand boat launch site.
On our way to the Riverside Nature Trail at Riverside Park in North Muskegon, there were lupine blooming.
This trail is a great little gem, and many years ago I might have been here (I kind of remember, no maybe not?) with my brother Chuck when he lived near this park.
It was very much like a jungle on this trail.
This is where the path ends right at the North Channel - Muskegon River. We also stopped by the nice little North Muskegon library.
Another fun time!