The top of the Trillium hill is bursting with life, everywhere you look there's something to see, trillium buds, dutchman breeches, blood root. This weekend I suspect we may have our first bloom!
Beyond the Trillium trail, the Spangler trail has a different variety of life, grape hyacinth more blood root, and these great little red critters - Red Velvet Mites. While I wouldn't recommend touching them, they aren't interested in humans, instead they eat the eggs of other insects as well as plant matter, cleaning the fallen leaves so we can see more blooming plant life!
Let me also note the importance of proper footwear, with spring showers brings higher rivers/creeks/streams making hopping across the stones a bit of a challenge, well gripping waterproof footwear is the best for spring hiking!
Remember to tread lightly, stay on the trail, and please don't pick the flowers!
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.