Thursday, March 1, 2018

Aman Park in Ottawa County Michigan February 27 2018

My last post was in the Fall, with pretty pictures and beautiful colors.  There wasn't much color at all at Aman Park two days ago. 

Weather-wise it was a fine day for a walk in the park with my sister.  In about two months time this place will be covered with blooming trillium and Virginia Bluebells, and so many more colorful plants.
 These trails and the hill below will be covered with Hepatica, Trillium, Spring Beauty, Violets, and more in just a few weeks time!
Last week we had two days of heavy rain, combined with snow melt.  Marie and I saw the effects of all that water scouring the low areas of the park.
 This sand was deposited here by the flood water, I wonder if the plants will be able to push through.
 At times it was difficult to find the trail.

I'm not sure what insect made these markings on this log, but I found them quite interesting.

 Blue sky and 55 degrees makes for a great hiking day.  We were out walking at Aman for 3 1/2 hours.  We walked the blue trail to the north, then the creekside trail to the southern bridge.  There were some icy places in the park.
 I'm pretty sure these are Wild Leak sprouting up, and below I'm sure they are Wild Leak bulbs because Marie tested one and she smelled delicious the rest of the afternoon! 

This is a Paw Paw branch with bud.  There are many Paw Paws here along Sand Creek.
 South Bridge

Sand Creek at Aman Park

We drove west in Ottawa County to Riverside Park to see the flooding from the Grand River.  Here is what we saw...


Heading farther west, we stopped in at Connor Bayou, another Ottawa County park.
 Connor Bayou

So that was our adventure this week.  We both enjoyed walking with sunshine and blue sky, and warm temps.  Thanks for stopping by the blog.