Rock Island Wildflowers

RI3AND Waterfalls! This past weekend, I got to lead the three kick-off hikes for Rock Island State Park‘s annual Waterfalls and Wildflowers event. The hikes were included on the TN Native Plant Society‘s calendar, so we got wildflower enthusiasts from as far away as Nashville and Huntsville, as well as several local families. What a great park! Amazing rocks and waterfalls at the confluence of three rivers — Rocky, Collins, and Caney Fork. Beautiful weekend and, yes, plenty of early spring wildflowers. We saw lots of pollinators, as well, including our state butterfly the zebra swallowtail. And a new find for me –huge silky cecropia moth cocoons.

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