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.
- Blue Violet
- Yellow Violet
- Wild Ginger
- Prairie Trillium
- Wild Geranium
- Wild Phlox
- Jack in the Pulpit
- Golden Ragwort
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.