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Monthly Meetings : 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 pm CT, Barfield-Crescent Park's Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Parkway, Murfreesboro

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Taylor Hollow - Jan

We had a small group of hikers enjoy the spring wildflower show at Taylor Hollow today.  This is a unique area in Sumner County owned by the Nature Conservancy.  You need permission to enter the site, but the extra effort is well worth it. 

April is a stunning succession of bloom in this area.  Last weekend the Blue Eyed Marys were at their peak-just waves of them along the banks of the creek.  This weekend the "Marys" were a bit past their prime, but still showy along with larkspur, Jack in the Pulpit, Wild Hyacinths, Dwarf Crested Iris, Celandine Poppies and a new one for me-what I think is Guyandotte Beauty.  A large fine group of Shooting Stars was still hanging on in the warmth and of course the ferns and trilliums are always stealing the show.  

We took our time and enjoyed the warm sunshine and slight breeze.  Along were: Patty and Geoff Hull, Bruce Harvey, Jennifer Zahn, Doug Burroughs, Dianna Richler and myself, Jan Safavi.  This area is one of the best in terms of variety and rare types of spring wildflowers.  Hopefully we'll be back next year to enjoy it all over again.


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