Monday, September 9, 2019

Bass River Recreation Area

September 9, 2019
I took myself for a walk at Bass River Recreation Area to check on the beautiful Bottle Gentian and I found them blooming. 


And the white variety...

I also found the Nodding Ladies Tresses blooming along with some other pretty flowers.


Saturday, September 7, 2019

Ross Coastal Plain Marsh - September 4 2019

We took a four hour stroll through the woods of  Ross Coastal Plain Marsh.  We walked about 3.7 miles.  It was a wonderful, cool day, in the mid 60's. 

This is the place I first found Autumn Coralroot, several years ago.  It is a tiny orchid, occasionally you can catch a glimpse of its pretty pink spotted flower. 

 We also saw a few Nodding Ladies Tresses, another small orchid.

 This mushroom was about 6 inches across, more blue than purple.

   Mud Lake


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

North Country Trail, 76th Street, Lake County, Michigan

September 2, 2019  We took a day trip to hike a section of the NCT, new to us.  The trailhead is on 76th Street southwest of Baldwin.  We walked two hours south through Sterling Marsh, our walking distance was about 8 miles total.

  After the walk we took the back roads home (about 78 miles).  Great day for a hike.