Monthly Archives: March 2016

Buck Schroth Trail – Hepatica Hill

Hepatica Hill is Stunning ~ At least among close friends and family, the first bluff overlooking the Sangamon River on the Buck Shroth Trail is known as Hepatica Hill. It is a great place to sit against a tree amidst … Continue reading

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Spring Wildflowers – ‘Open for Business’ – Hepatica and White Trillium

The wildflowers are officially ‘Open for Business’ on the Buck Schroth and Lost Garden trails. In the course of 24 hours, the Hepatica and White Trillium have pushed back the oak leaf mulch and bloom abundantly on the sheltered river … Continue reading

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“You have a lot of gall!”

On the tree identification hike, a discussion began about the meaning of this expression – ‘You/He/She has a lot of gall.’ On the hike, our leader had pointed out the abundant tree gall. Tree gall occurs as a sort of … Continue reading

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Ready….Set….. Bloom! – Spring Wildflowers – 2016

The wildflower season has officially begun. The Hepatica and white Snow Trillium burst through the oak leaf mulch on the¬†sheltered slopes leading down to the river on the Lost Garden and Buck Schroth trails. Yesterday, March 8, 2016, small clumps … Continue reading

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