Month: May 2015

A Day in the Life…Part 22

We have reached the last day of May and now the preserve is fully into the green and white period of the year. As soon as visitors walk down from the parking area, they will see this reflected in Lake Odonata. The surface of…

A Day in the Life…Part 21

As we approach the end of May, the spring wildflowers are slowly giving way to the green of summer. Some of the azaleas are still in good blooming condition, but the Pink Lady’s Slipper and Showy Orchis are fading fast. The late show of…

A Day in the Life…Part 20

It’s azalea time once more at Wahkeena. The terrace behind the nature center is bursting with pinks and white and orange that are typical of mid May. Above is the orange Flame Azalea (Rhododendron calendulaceum) which is native to the local Sugar Grove region…

A Day in the Life…Part 19

Azalea sp. behind nature center Wow, we went from a cool April to a May that feels more like July! The native wildflowers and shrubs continue to bloom rapidly and the insects have exploded this past week. Lake Odonata has proven its name and…

A Day in the Life…Part 18

The Dogwoods have finally opened this part week, joining the Redbuds and the Crabapples, as the understory of the forest puts on its annual show. The showers of April have given way to the warm bright days of May….and wildflowers and warblers. And the…