After our father/son camping trip, we headed back to Norfolk, got ourselves scrubbed up a bit, did a little laundry, picked up the female members of the family and headed north to Pennsylvania to spend the week at my brother's. While we were there, I had the chance to visit Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve just south of New Hope, Pa., where the mission is to celebrate native plants of the Delaware Valley. The site has over 130, mostly wooded acres, with various trails to showcase the plants. If you have ever been to this part of the world in high summer, than you know that the eastern woodlands are a tyranny of green at this time of year, so color from flowers at most of the preserve was scarce. However, there were a few acres kept as meadow, and here where sunlight could reach the soil, it was a riot of color.
Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium fistulosum)
Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis)
Swamp Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos)
As in my previous post, also concerning wildflowers, if I have not identified anything correctly, please let me know.