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Wawayanda State Park Spring Wildflowers!

I recently visited Wawayanda State Park with a mission to find spring wildflowers. We took part of the 1.8 mile William Hoeferlin trail (blue blaze) to the .7 of a mile Black Eagle Trail (green/white blaze). The Black Eagle Trail leads back to the park access road. You can check out these and other trails found at Wawayanda State Park here.

Pink Lady Slipper was first on the list. Pink Lady Slippers can live up to twenty years in the wild but take a long time to get established. There is no point in picking one in the wild to take home as it will quickly die outside of its natural habitat.

Pink Lady Slipper

As I wandered along looking for more flowers I instead discovered two trees hugging.

Hugging Trees

Soon after, I found some downy yellow violets.

Downy Yellow Violet

I finished off the hike by spotting some Trout Lily. Trout Lily is one of the earlier bloomers and one of the first to go usually by June.

Trout Lily

It’s good to take time to smell the flowers.
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