THE FALSE RUE ANEMONE ARE NOW CARPETING THE LOWLAND FOREST WHITE
NATURE NOTES OF S.E. MINNESOTA
Our Brown Thrashers showed up on April 17, 2011 which is just about average for this event. This robin sized bird loves scrubby/weedy areas and is a fantastic singer. Its song is a long series of chirps, whistles, and imitations of other birds and is hard to miss if the thrashers are present.
TO VIEW BETTER PICTURES AND HEAR THE SONGS OF THE BIRDS ON OUR BLOG CLICK ON THE MINNESOTA ORNITHOLOGY SITE LISTED IN BLUE UP ABOVE A LITTLE WAY.
A good place to see Skunk Cabbage is on the Ravine trail in Forestville St. Park. The Ravine trail heads east from the Parking lot for Historic Forestville. The trail crosses a burned prairie and then heads into the forest. Aout 1/8 mile into the forest there is a culvert that goes under the trail. On the right side of the trail there is one Skunk Cabbage in bloom and many more in the spring seep which is just across the little stream to the south. If you continue up the steep Ravine trail and jump on to the Fern loop trail there are several great seeps and many more Skunk Cabbage at the far end of that trail.
The Sugar Hollow trail also has several seep not far off that trail.