HMN Wildflower Walks 2017

On Saturday, April 29th, the Headwaters Master Naturalists led three wildflower walks on trails on Shenandoah Mountain. Nearly 50 participants and 15 master naturalists hit the trails in search of spring wild flowers. Highlights from the three trails include:

Spring.beauties.crop.400Dowell’s Draft Trail (moved from Braley’s Pond due to fish stocking at the pond):

Trailing Arbutus
Rattlesnake plantain
Birdsfoot violet
Spring Beauty (photo at right by Carl Droms)

More photos from the Dowell’s Draft walk by Carl Droms below. Quarry Trail:

Early Saxifrage
Dwarf Iris
Wake Robin Trillium
Pinks – easily confused with Phlox (photo at right by Lynn Cameron)

More photos from the Hone Quarry walk by Lynn Cameron HERE and below.

North River Gorge Trail:

Spur Violet
Wood Anemone (photo at right by Ann Murray)
Pink Lady’s Slipper
Large Whorled Pogonia
Virginia Heartleaf

Photos from the North River Gorge walk by Peggy Plass HERE. Photo at top by Ann Murray at the North River Gorge walk plus more from her below.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s walks successful!