Spring Can’t Wait at Gate A28

Spring Can’t Wait at Gate A28

No one ever comes to this small piece of Parker Forest wedged between houses, perhaps because the trail makes a rather short loop. As a botanist surveying the whole forest, I need to poke into every last corner, and sometimes the rewards for doing so far exceed my expectations. more...

Fern Hollows and Beaver Marshes

Fern Hollows and Beaver Marshes

I finally returned to the Lovell parcel that I explored in early spring, starting in the high tension wire meadow again. What was dried up and brown in April is now full of Queen Anne’s Lace and  goldenrod  scattered among the waving stalks of big bluestem grass.  more...