Tuesday, November 13, 2018
A fun find on the first day of November 2018
November 1st My sister, Sugar, and I decided to meet up at Rosy Mound Natural Area, an Ottawa County Park. The leaves were so bright and the temperature mild, we took advantage of the opportunity.
I walked at this park the end of September and found several Autumn Coralroot Orchid plants growing here but they were done blooming. Or so I thought.
As we walked along I kept an eye out for the orchid, wondering if I could even find the tiny plants again. Then, there one was, an Autumn Coralroot! And it was blooming! We saw several more of the plants although no more that were blooming.
The petals are small and quite hard to see. I put a leaf behind the flower for a background and to make it easier to focus on the tiny petals. I know it's not much, but those are petals, so yes it is blooming.
Here is one of the clusters of coralroot.
We enjoyed our walk, the beautiful trees, and each other's company. I am so luck to have family nearby to get me out there. You just never know what you might see on a walk, even if you have been to the same place many times!