What's in Bloom -- April 2015

April 24, 2015 by Parks Conservancy Staff

Our regular "What's in Bloom" feature typically highlights the exuberance of park gardens, blooming seasonally with all of the colors of the rainbow.

For this "What's in Bloom," however, we're taking it to the trails, where wildflowers and native plants of all shapes and sizes are quietly blooming in living color.

Recently, we were delighted to see wildflowers flourishing along Falls Ravine and Nature Trail in Frick Park. If you'll remember, many of this crop of ephemeral flowers and ferns were transplanted in preparation for the construction of the new Frick Environmental Center. We're happy to report that they're doing well in their new home!

twinleaf2 Twinleaf a-bloom.

ferny A transplanted fern unfurling on Falls Ravine Trail.

trillium Toadshade, or trillium sessile

dutchman2 Dutchman's breeches look like tiny little knickers on a line.

beauties A hillside covered with itty bitty spring beauties

Elsewhere in the parks, wildflowers are popping. Keep an eye out for all of the differently colored blooms.

IMG_5423 Jack-in-the-Pulpit

bluebells Bluebells start off pink, then turn blue when they open.

IMG_5408 Trout lily in Schenley Park

Want to brush up on your native plant know-how? Join us at these two upcoming events:

Bird and Nature Walk with "Outside My Window's" Kate St. John
Sunday, April 26th
8:30 - 10:30am
Meet at Schenley Park Cafe and Visitor Center

Wildflower Walk and Campfire with the Urban EcoStewards
Thursday, May 7th
6:00 - 8:00pm
Frick Park
Register here!

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