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Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve April 16, 2017

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

We arrived at the preserve around noon on  Sunday April 16,  2017.

It was very warm, in the 80s.  (some of the Mertensia was a bit wilted)

Nonetheless it was a glorious display of bluebells and Susquehanna Trillium.  The blue Phlox was also  putting on quite a show in the middle of the trail.  We ate our lunch of Wawa sandwiches at the bench near what we call the Trout Lily  trail.  There were lots of people out which was adding to the social aspect of our experience.

We climbed a new trail we had never been on before,  One that carried us all the way up to the top of the hill near the front of the main trail. We were afforded a fantastic view of the Susquehanna River and we also got to see lots of beautiful blooming bluebells up there.   We also found some white Trout Lily.

We were very careful the whole day to not step on any wildflowers.

Most of these pictures were taken with a Lumix LX7  except the selfie which was taken with an iPhone 6 Plus.

Video of bluebells at Shenks Ferry wildflower preserve April 19, 2015

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Jet view of Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

This cold morning, March 7th, while on a commercial Jet, a view of Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve and the Lower Susquehanna Valley was captured with an I phone 6. Cold and snowy now, but in a month and a week or so, there will be bluebells and Trilliums abound! Imagine that!

The preserve is located just to the right of the larger Island in the middle of the picture.

Lower Susquehanna on March 7, 2015

Lower Susquehanna on March 7, 2015