Lakeside, Ohio has many attractions: the beautiful shores of Lake Erie, fine food and entertainment, friendly people and quaint architecture. Now it even has a very special park for nature lovers. It is a botanical "step back in time" featuring the historic flowers of Marblehead.
I'll be leading two walks on Saturday, May 23rd at 3:00 and again at 4:00 pm if you would like to experience this woodland garden in person. Walk/field trip details can be found here on Lakeside's website.
|Woodland Phlox and Mayapple leaves bespeak the richness of this forest floor.|
Spring's ephemeral flora is short-lived but spectacular. Like mini-rainbows, the fleeting colors of flowers dance in dappled light, scattered across rich forest floor. This year the outstanding display of Woodland Phlox, Phlox divaricata is as remarkable as any I have ever seen.
|Moss-covered Rock outcropping|
|Large-flowered Trillium, Ohio's state wildflower.|
|Appendaged Waterleaf is now stealing the show.|
|Herb Robert, Geranium robertianum|
Join our walk to learn more stories of our favorite native plants and gain a greater appreciation for the unique Carolinian Forest flora found in this park. This newly "un"developed park is found at the corner of Sixth Street and Popular Avenue just north of the beautiful Chautauqua Memorial Gardens.
There is also a plant sale being held in Lakeside earlier in the day, and you may sign-up for this field trip at the registration table at the Legacy House at 217 Walnut Street.
|Lakeside Daisy, Tetraneuris herbaca|
Leave a comment below if you'd like help signing up for Saturday's walk. I hope to see you there!