Niquette Bay State Park opens at 10 a.m., so we all paid our fees or showed park passes and met shortly after opening hours. We walked out on the Ledges Trail, which is the trail that has the most early season wildflowers. The wood plank crossing at the end of the Ledges Trail was under water due to high lake levels, so we turned around and retraced our steps. After reaching the main trail, several participants left due to other commitments. The rest of us continued for another hour and a half on other loops in the park.

We saw a total of 14 different wildflowers in bloom plus numerous other wildflowers about to bloom and an interesting red fungus called Elf Cup.. Attached are photos of some of the flowers we saw as well as the fungus and a view of Mt. Mansfield. Participants: Rich Larsen, Maeve Kim, Bernie Paquette, Janet Grady, Mary Keenan, Barbara Frankowski, Joanie Mallary, Rosemary Zamore, Sheri Larsen (leader).