The woods of Duluth are starting to fill in with flowers, like bloodroot (above). Warm spring sun is finally reaching the forest floor, and the wildflowers are responding in kind, sending their leaves and flowers up for a brief but raucous period of color, pollination and photosynthesis.
I had a great flower walk on Sunday off of Skyline Drive on the Superior Hiking Trail by Bardon Peak. Photos and directions are on my blog.
Then this morning I thought I’d find another field of flowers in the woods of UMD’s Bagley Nature Area. It’s a sugar maple forest just like Bardon Peak. But there were virtually no wildflowers, just one lone wood anemone. What’s up with that?
More places around Duluth you could look for spring wildflowers:
- Superior Hiking Trail between Keene Creek and Haines Road.
- Jay Cooke State Park
- Hartley Nature Center ski trails
Any other suggestions, all you nature geeks out there?
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