Though the spring ephemerals are blooming, I’m going to cancel the March hike tomorrow, but still continue to keep the April Guild Trail and May Glenn Falls Trail hikes on the schedule. It’s possible that I’ll continue offering them throughout the year on those two trails. Hopefully…
On the one hand, being outside is great for our health: we can practice social distancing and learn about what is edible and what can keep us healthy. On the other hand, it’s possible that when stopping to talk about the plants, we might create a situation where we’re closer than is advisable right now.
I personally have been out walking a lot. Many spring ephemerals are blooming along the Guild Trail going through the woods from the Ruby Falls parking lot, such as toothwort, rue anemone, hepatica, and trillium, and the blooming will continue with other later bloomers like stoneroot, Spigelia, skullcap, and black cohosh.
I hope to see you on the trail. And if you’re curious about plants, you can go to my blog.