Yes, it's that time once again! Beginning in March of this year I have taken a photo of the hill along the Trilium Trail at Spangler (Wooster Memorial Park) from the same location on (more or less) the same day of each month, while noting the changes to the hill, what's blooming, what's dying, how it all works together. This project has been more rewarding than I could have imagined as I've not only gained the knowledge of a great variety of plants, but I've also watched their life-cycles; what grows fast then dies out, what stays for the whole year, how different plants work with and against each-other. If you're reading this I hope you've also been as awestruck as I have, or at the very least amused!
September's hill is growing sparser in plant coverage, the majority of greenery is the Waterleaf, and nearer the bottom of the hill the nettles. Hidden amongst the remaining leaves theres a whole world of mushrooms emerging ready for their time in the -er- shade. While July and August were quite similar in appearance, September is showing the first signs of the approaching fall.
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.