In the week before the hike, the trip leader had visited Niquette Bay State Park twice to see whether any wildflowers were in bloom and hadn’t seen many. But, with a few really warm days just before the hike, the wildflowers cooperated.
The group saw 15 different kinds of wildflowers: Dutchman’s Breeches, Spring Beauties, Blood Root, Large-flowered Bellwort, Blue Cohosh, Wild Ginger, Hepatica (purple, white, pink), Early Meadow Rue, Miterwort, Early Saxifrage, Large-flowered White Trillium, Purple Trillium, Common Blue Violet, Wild Oats. Some participants just hiked the Ledges Trail loop, while others continued on and walked several loops along the perimeter of the park. Everyone enjoyed the nice warm weather.
Attached are two group photos, a photo of one of the participants taking a close-up picture of some flowers, and three photos of wildflowers (Purple trillium, Purple hepatica and Blood Root).
Participants: Sheri Larsen (leader), Rich Larsen, Mary Keenan, Kevin Kelley, Cathy Tilley, Peter Velasquez, Joanie Mallory, Amanda Debruyn, Linda Shaw, Patty Williams.