When is a Walk more than Just a Walk? In Spring!
A walk in the upland woods of the Copeland Forest in spring is a stage call to participate in the grandest production ever.
After winter the set is quickly being painted, the forest floor is transformed almost instantly from brown to green. Short in height, the mightiest performers leap onto the stage: Spring beauties, hepaticas, violets, Canada mayflowers, Virginia waterleaf, squirrel corn and masses of trout lilies.
Rising up for the next act are players whose stature is higher and whose color and characteristics flaunt their import: Yellow bellwort, blue cohosh, creamy false Solomon seal and piles of white foam flowers.
Finally the leading characters appear, taller and bolder. White trillium grandiflorum, red trillium, even yellow trillium, Jack-in-the-Pulpit and the elegant, arching hobble bush. Apologies to the many players not named here, who add vibrancy to the entire spring wood’s experience.
Come join us on a COPELAND SPRING FLOWER WALK
Saturday, May 12 Rain or Shine
1:00 pm sharp to start walking
1 ½ – 2 hour walk
Meet at P4 Parking Lot, on Line 5 North, off Horseshoe Valley Rd
All are welcome. No auditions. All ages. Bring, if you wish, water, camera, sketch book, note book and a pencil so you can check off plants as we identify them.
Wear shoes appropriate to the weather and the hills of the Oro Moraine.
Call to let us know you are coming: Margaret Kennedy – 705 835 5131, or Mary Anne Greatrix – 705 730 8660