Friday, April 15, 2016

Riverside Park - Ottawa County Michigan

We found high water at Riverside Park in Ottawa County, Michigan.  We didn't make it very far down the "spring wildflower trail" before we had to turn back.  We did see some wildflowers blooming.

This is the roadway to the end of the park, which is gated off when the water is over the road.

Spring Beauty was blooming, although not many flowers were fully open.  It was late in the day and still cool.

Purple Cress was blooming, along with Purple Deadnettle, and even a Dandelion. 

That's it for now.  The weather is really warming up here in Ottawa County so soon there will be many more spring wildflowers blooming.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post. It made me feel I was out there with you. Love seeing all those tree reflections in the high water. It sure has been a slow spring. Your photo of Spring Beauty looks so delicate but lives up to its name! M :)

Plants Amaze Me said...

Thank you, M :)
No bootroot, or blooming trout lily. Of course at home we have our Hepatica, beautiful. Yes definitely things are slow for mid April.

Anonymous said...

It's hard to believe how flooded the park was just a week before I went to hike there.
Great pictures as always.

Plants Amaze Me said...

Anonymous, Thanks. The water has been up and down, we have been out to Riverside several times but I didn't get around to post about it. The gate was still closed yesterday (May 9th), with water still across the road. The spring wildflowers are already winding down. The Redbud was beautiful.