Sunday, May 2, 2010

Wildflowers blooming

It is that time of year when we go looking for the wildflowers in the area. There are actually some endangered or protected wildflowers locally. If you would like to see red trillium there are a few near the small bridge at the east end of Spook Hollow road. IF you don't know what a trillium looks like, I will try to get a picture of one and get it posted but I didn't have my camera with me and they are a little early (like everything else this spring). The other flower to start watching for is the Lady's slipper. These flowers aren't quite blooming yet, but watch for an orchid like leaf and a delicate pink slipper looking flower. I know of 2 places to see these flowers, but one is on private property and the other is off of West Home Road towards Emlenton, you would turn at the old West Home church (it is now a home) and follow that dirt road and they are usually on the right side of the road if you are going down the road. When I get pictures from this years flowers I will post them, but there are really some exciting nature things to see if you are watching for them.


  1. I didn't know there were Trillium around here. That is one of my favorite spring flowers but have never seen them around here. Tons of them where I grew up. During the Maple Syrup Festival one guy was packing up a few red Trillium. He even looked at me watching him and said something about what was he going to do with his daughter who picked the endangered red trillium.

  2. Pam, Stop over sometime or call and I can give you directions to the trillium and lady's slippers!