How lush June has made the woods. The last of the spring flowers have seeded and fallen back. Now we see the summer blooms - the grasses, sedges, rushes, and prairie flowers reaching high.
A new trail has been cut through the woods at Barnes Preserve. Twisting and winding through old trees, young trees, and over many damp spots - where the sedges grow abundant. With boots and bug spray I highly recommend exploring this new section - long pants should also be a given, poison ivy is abundant.
It may be hot and muggy out but don't let that stop you. Pack a water, walk slowly, and embrace this season as it only comes around once a year!
Since 2015 we have been exploring and sharing all the amazing things we’ve found in nature.
Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who is most often found out in the woods.