Coldwater River in Kent County, Michigan
This is the back side of a Wild Geranium...
There were signs of severe flooding, we did see wildflowers and the weather was cool (32 degrees) and sunny.
We enjoyed the Dolan Trail but I got in a bit of a hurry to move on. Usually our day out together seems to go by fast. We do try to savor the moment. The weather was very nice and we walked more than a mile but then we moved on down the road into Barry County to Maher Audubon Sanctuary.
We saw trillium,
Two-leaved Miterwort ( Mitella diphylla),
Since it was a cold day we saved the fen for last, but still didn't find much blooming...
We did see that someone had cut down bunches of shrubs along the path and throughout the fen, including Nine Bark, which they left in piles everywhere.
Swamp Valerian (Valeriana uliginosa) Just buds...
A beautiful day at the fen.