It's been a while since we've made it up to the Summit Metroparks System, so we mad a trip to Silver Creek in Norton. It was about a week ago (4/19) and spring had just arrived in Summit County. It's remarkable how big of difference just a few miles makes in the blooms. Although it was early, there were still a great many flower finds, vinca, may apple, spring beauty, cutleaf toothwort, purple cress, a pond filled with frogs in a mating tizzy (yes those ripples are hundreds of frogs laying eggs and such), variety of violets, trout lily, wild strawberry, the pine grove is one of my favorite places here!, hen bit, willows in various opening stages, blooming quince (?), and star moss. It is a really beautiful park, take some time this weekend to go explore!
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Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who spends her time exploring and learning about the unique history and nature in North East Ohio. She lives with her husband and cat in Wooster where she is also a family portrait and nature photographer as well as grows and cans her own vegetables. When she's not doing that, yoga and embroidery (not at the same time) are other things she enjoys.