Mohonk Preserve – 5/24/08

Gaywings (Polygala paucifolia)Yesterday I made it up to the Mohonk Preserve, a private nature preserve near New Paltz, New York. I ran into a much more limited selection of wildflowers than what I typically would have found in Alabama, but while the diversity was lower, the numbers of individual plants were much higher. Just during two short survey hikes, I found clusters of violets and bluets that were carpeting the forest floor in many places, and beds of trout lilies (past bloom) that were downright impressive. I also ran into a snake, and a few plants I had never seen before. So far no ticks on me or Scipio.

The gallery:




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