Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve April 21st 2018

We arrived on Saturday, April 21 around 3:00 PM. We hiked about 2 1/2 miles and spent about 2 1/2 hours at the preserve. The blooming cycles were much later than they were in years past. We were at the point where the Dutchman’s breeches were in full bloom and the freshest. Many of the bluebells and trilliums were still in the earlier stages of blooming and some have not even opened yet. Only a few of the phlox were blooming. We got to see some of the white Trout Lily. The weather was perfect ! We met some folks from the Lancaster Conservancy, the new owner, who were there picking up trash. There was also some new signage and the trails were maintained very well. We also noticed that there was much less garlic mustard than in years past.

The Susquehanna Trillium

The Erythronium albidum, the white Trout Lily

Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve 2018

On Tuesday February 6th I visited The Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve in Whigham Georgia. I arrived a little after 2 pm and it was sunny, dry and 75 degrees F. I was also the only visitor all afternoon and I spent two hours slowly walking the well marked trails taking pictures.Trillium maculatum blooming away.
below is a rare 4 leaved Trillium maculatumThe volunteers did a great job marking the trails and creating signage. Many of the signs described the plants and trees.
The Bluestem Dwarf Palmetto graced the lower trail along the creek