Spring Flower Blooms at Riveredge | May 15, 2021

One of the fantastic Riveredge volunteers, who has been exploring Riveredge trails for years to both take photographs and record observations, is letting us know what flowers she sees blooming at Riveredge. In scientific terms, this is called “Phenology.” What is phenology? It’s very similar to another word, phenomenon. Phenology means what happens, and when, in nature. Some of the most common examples are: when flowers are blooming, when buds are present, when specific migratory bird species return, when birds are nesting.

Chances are, you already notice phenology you just might not call it that. If you notice when your garden is blooming, when the trees are budding, or when butterflies return to the skies – you’re observing phenology! Read below to learn what you can find along the trails when you visit Riveredge Nature Center right now.

Prairie Smoke not quite yet “smoking.”

In Bloom

Hepatica
Spring Beauty
False Rue Anemone
Spring Cress
Common Blue Violet
Swamp Buttercup
Marsh Marigold
Wood Anemone
Prairie Smoke
Wild Ginger
Wild Blue Phlox
Downy Yellow Violet
Jack in the Pulpit
Kidney Leaved Buttercup
Blue Cohosh
Large Flowered Trillium
Gooseberry
Wood Betony
Goldenseal
Lyre Leaved Rock Cress
Pussy Toes
Kitten Tails
Bellwort
Jacob’s Ladder
Golden Alexander
Shooting Stars
Bastard Toadflax
Wild Geranium
Early Meadow Rue
Nodding Trillium
Swamp Saxifrage
Cleavers Bedstraw
Wild Columbine
Miterwort
Heart Leaved Golden Alexander
Red Trillium
Stoneseed
Thyme Leaved Speedwell
Starry False Solomon’s Seal
False Solomon’s Seal
Wild Sarsaparilla
White Blue Eyed Grass
Blue Eyed Grass
May Apple
Dwarf Ginseng
Purple Avens
Fringed Puccoon

Side view of Jack in the pulpit.

Flower Buds Present

Solomon’s Seal
Small Yellow Lady’s-slipper
Cream Wild Indigo

Trillium, just beginning to turn pink in some places.

Pickerel Weed
Tuberous Indian Plantain
Prairie Golden Aster
Blue Wild Indigo

Spring Flower Blooms at Riveredge | May 2, 2021

One of the fantastic Riveredge volunteers, who has been exploring Riveredge trails for years to both take photographs and record observations, is letting us know what flowers she sees blooming at Riveredge. In scientific terms, this is called “Phenology.” What is phenology? It’s very similar to another word, phenomenon. Phenology means what happens, and when, in nature. Some of the most common examples are: when flowers are blooming, when buds are present, when specific migratory bird species return, when birds are nesting.

Chances are, you already notice phenology you just might not call it that. If you notice when your garden is blooming, when the trees are budding, or when butterflies return to the skies – you’re observing phenology! Read below to learn what you can find along the trails when you visit Riveredge Nature Center right now.

In Bloom

Hepatica
Bloodroot
Spring Beauty
False Rue Anemone
Spring Cress
Penn Sedge
Common Blue Violet
Dutchman’s Breeches
Swamp Buttercup (P)
Cut Leaved Toothwort
Marsh Marigold
Wood Anemone
White Trout Lily
Prairie Smoke
Early Buttercup
Wild Ginger
Wild Blue Phlox
Downy Yellow Violet (P)
Jack in the Pulpit
Kidney Leaved Buttercup
Blue Cohosh
Large Flowered Trillium
Gooseberry
Wood Betony
Gooseberry
Goldenseal
Lyre  Leaved Rock Cress
Pussy Toes
Kitten Tails
Bellwort
Jacob’s Ladder

Flowers in Bud

Heart Leaved Golden Alexander
Bastard Toadflax
Wild Geranium
Early Meadow Rue
Golden Alexander
Wild Sarsaparilla
Cleavers Bedstraw
Dwarf Ginseng
Miterwort

Trout Lily

Sprouts/Leaves Present

Cow Parsnip
Lion’s Foot
Stoneseed

Spring Flower Blooms at Riveredge | April 23, 2021

One of the fantastic Riveredge volunteers, who has been exploring Riveredge trails for years to both take photographs and record observations, is letting us know what flowers she sees blooming at Riveredge. In scientific terms, this is called “Phenology.” What is phenology? It’s very similar to another word, phenomenon. Phenology means what happens, and when, in nature. Some of the most common examples are: when flowers are blooming, when buds are present, when specific migratory bird species return, when birds are nesting.

Chances are, you already notice phenology you just might not call it that. If you notice when your garden is blooming, when the trees are budding, or when butterflies return to the skies – you’re observing phenology! Read below to learn what you can find along the trails when you visit Riveredge Nature Center right now.

In Bloom

Hepatic
Pasque Flower
Bloodroot
Spring Beauty
Penn Sedge
Common Blue Violet
Dutchman’s Breeches
Swamp Buttercup
Cut Leaved Toothwort
Weatherproof
Marsh Marigold
Wood Anemone
White Trout Lily
Prairie Smoke
Early Buttercup
Willow

Flower in Bud

May Apple
Wood Betony
Wild Blue Phlox
Shooting Stars

Sprouts/Leaves Present

Blue Cohosh
Early Meadow Rue
Bullhead Lily
Blue Flag Iris
Dwarf Ginseng
Kitten Tail
Cup Plant

Spring Flower Blooms at Riveredge | April 12, 2021

One of the fantastic Riveredge volunteers, who has been exploring Riveredge trails for years to both take photographs and record observations, is letting us know what flowers she sees blooming at Riveredge. In scientific terms, this is called “Phenology.” What is phenology? It’s very similar to another word, phenomenon. Phenology means what happens, and when, in nature. Some of the most common examples are: when flowers are blooming, when buds are present, when specific migratory bird species return, when birds are nesting.

Chances are, you already notice phenology you just might not call it that. If you notice when your garden is blooming, when the trees are budding, or when butterflies return to the skies – you’re observing phenology! Read below to learn what you can find along the trails when you visit Riveredge Nature Center right now.

In Bloom

Skunk Cabbage
Hepatica
Pasque Flower
Bloodroot
Spring Beauty
False Rue Anemone
Spring Cress
Penn Sedge
Common Blue Violet
Dutchman’s Breeches
Swamp Buttercup
Cut Leaved  Toothwort
Hairy Wood Rush
Leatherwood
Marsh Marigold

Flower Buds Present

Prairie Smoke
Jacob’s Ladder

Sprouts/Leaves Present

Golden Alexander
Heart Leaved Golden Alexander
Rattlesnake Master
Wild Bergamot
Angelica
Nodding Wild Onion
White Trout Lily
Wild Geranium
Beach Wormwood
Wild Ginger
Mayapple
Shooting  Stars
Red Trillium
Common Valerian

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