Foster Falls Wildflowers

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Join us for a walk at Foster Falls this Sunday afternoon, Aug 31, where late summer wildflowers are at their height. Many members of the sunflower family, plus lobelias, candyroot, and even orchids are in bloom. Find Solomon’s seal, partridgeberry, and chokecherry in fruit. We’ll meet at the picnic pavilion at 1:30 PM for a 1- to 2-hour easy walk, finishing up with an optional short-but-steep hike to the bottom of the 60′ waterfall and back. Pictured is Maryland meadowbeauty, which along with its more vibrant cousin Virginia meadow beauty, is blooming in profusion in wetter areas. Thoreau likened the fruits of these plants to tiny cream pitchers — apt!   

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