Today was a beautiful one for a wildflower hike at Foster Falls! We’re a little late in the season, but the narrow-leaved sunflower was gorgeous, as were the goldenrods and thoroughworts. We saw cardinal flower, false foxglove, blazing star, and this lovely Maryland goldenaster, among others. Nodding ladies’ tresses orchids made a surprise appearance all along a streambed that cuts across the powerline.
Powerline rights-of-way are often great places to botanize. They cut straight across the landscape, through wet and dry areas, over rocks and through streams. This one at Foster Falls never disappoints!