Springtime on the Solomon Family woodlands in Monson Massachusetts. We trudged through a wetland area full of Skunk Cabbage, Jack-In-The Pulpit, Jewelweed, Christmas Fern, Spicebush, Winterberry, Cedar, Red Maple, birch and Oak.
When we reached higher ground we visited a patch of Trillium erectum that was past its peak bloom, growing under an ancient white ash. Than we found the Ferns.
Good thing Isabelle was wearing these boots, generously lent to her by Maureen Solomon, or this post may not have been possible.
We encountered White Pine, False Hellebore, Witch Hazel, American Chestnut, High and low bush Blueberry, partridgeberry, Ironwood, and Hickory. We hoped to find Pink Ladyslipper, which used to grow in these woods, and there were none seen.
The Starflower (Trientalis borealis) was at peak Bloom and covered the forest floor.