Shades with ROC

ROC hadn’t hiked at Shades State Park with us yet this year, so we took a quick trip down there last Sunday after helping my sisters move a kitchen cabinet. It was beautiful and sunny, about 75 degrees.

We hiked the top of trail one and around north of the parking lot. Shades is a balm to my weary soul every time I hike here. We had a very low key hike seeing an immature bald eagle and the usual birds to keep us company.

Flowers Blooming:

  • Blue Violet
  • Yellow Violet
  • Wild Ginger
  • Prairie Trillium
  • Wild Geranium
  • Wild Phlox
  • Jack in the Pulpit
  • Golden Ragwort
  • Chickweed
  • Dandelions
  • Dogwood
  • Redbud

We saw and heard a possible Northern Parula, but since I’m not 100% sure and I have no photo to show for it (didn’t take camera) I’m not going to add it to the IBBY list.

We had a really good hike and I picked up 45 minutes of IMN Volunteer time.

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