What a glorious day at Marcy’s Woods. Sunshine and few mosqitos! 23 of us from the Bert Miller Nature Club, Niagara Falls Nature Club . Peninsula Naturalists and some from Buffalo. A great group. Daughter Allison was a great helpas she lead many along Hemlock Ridge and the Roller Coaster Hills. The trilliums were fading but other flowers were present. Paul Philps took photos for the records. One naturalist said, “If this was open to he general public it would become devastated. Prvate ownership seems to be paying off.” I agree and thank the owners again.
Archive for May, 2009
We met Sarah Leone at 9:30 a.m. She is doing reserch on Eastern hemlock trees. Marcy’s Woods have may of hem. Daughter Allison and I drove Sarah and her friend Julie to Hem;ock Ridge. The two started their reseatch. Sarah will let us know the results later. Hopefully here is no infestation in Marcy’s Woods. The day was perfect weatherwise.
May 11, 2009 Giant leaves of Skunk caggage growing profusely. Wild leeks, marsh marigolds out in full yellow bloom. Fiddle head ferns sprouting, a few red trilliums and countless white trilliums. Looking for painted trilliums. Coltsfoot has survived despite damage suffered last year. Great growing time.
Migration Time: Warblers are arriving in the Woods. The bright little bodies of the warblers yellowthroat, black and white – Then the melodious sounds of a thrush – wood? Coude be.
Amazing! April 30th – Allison and I saw trilliums in the vales and ridges of Marcy’s Woods. Not even May 1st and the great hosts of our Ontatio floral emblem are everywhere/ Worth a hike.