Last week, we saw bloodroot at Severson, sharp-lobed hepatica at Etnyre, spring beauties and bluebells at Deer Run. You can see photos of those ephemerals here.
This week we saw wood anemone, trout lily, dutchman’s breeches, buttercup, marsh marigold and (emerging) red trillium.
Those are the wildflowers we saw on this week’s 815 Outside hikes. What have you seen? Let us know! There are many more wildflowers in the woods of northern Illinois just waiting for you to notice them. We hope you find time to visit these delightful flowers before they are “gone!”