Wednesday, April 26, 2017

2017 March in Michigan

Quickly through March...
March 3rd. Riverside Park Ottawa County  Some flooding but we made our way around it.

 This is were the trail usually goes through, now just ponds.

March 5th. We got together with siblings, spouses, kids, nieces, nephews, grand kids, cousins, sisters-in-law,
brothers-in- law for the first Family monthly walk 3000!  It was decided we would meet at Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve!  We had a great turnout, with 11 participants.

March 7th  Marie and I visited several parks and places in the Saugatuck / Douglas area.
First Saugatuck Dunes State Park.

Then on into town...

 Great Library!
 This was at Douglas Beach at Lake Michigan.

We even stopped in at East Grand River Park, (or East End Park) in Grand Haven.

March 14th it was off to Kentwood in Kent County to several of their parks. 

Nice parks in Kentwood, Michigan!

March 13th back to Riverside Park.  And the flooding is down.

Three days later, March 19th we walked again at Riverside, this time in the evening.
 Max Lake
Max Lake and the Grand River at Riverside Park.

March 21st, Marie and I decided to revisit Bend Area Open Space,
 9500 12th. Ave. Jenison, MI 49428 Ottawa County.
And a brief stop at the Haire Cemetery.

March 24th Riverside Park, finally some pretty wildflowers!

On March 28th, it was Henderson Lake Nature Center, Montague Township.
 We found Trailing Arbutus blooming here last year along the shore.  Even though we didn't expect it to be blooming it was!  Not very pink, and none were blooming in the woods yet.
That almost wraps up March 2017.  I'm not sure about noting each outing, maybe things will change for next month.  March was great!
Until next time that's all!


Anonymous said...

Snow? Only last month? Seems so long ago.
Good old Riverside. Always a favorite.
So many parks in Kentwood.
That Canada Goose lifting off is awesome.
Those are pretty little blue Speedwells!
Welcome after a long winter.
The Trailing Arbutus was a surprising treat.
Thank you for all your hard work on this.
M :)

Plants Amaze Me said...

Yes snow just last month! It was fun to visit the different parks in Kentwood. And it is always fun to find plants blooming. We know right where they are too!