Spring Has Sprung

For me, spring isn’t so much about a date on the calendar or the alignment of the earth; instead, it is about spring wildflowers.

After our visit to Bake Stewart Park last weekend, I can say with confidence that spring has sprung! The annual parade of wildflowers which will be appearing in our forest, woodlands, parks, and prairies has kicked off and should be with us into June.

Here’s a sampling of what is blooming right now at Bake Stewart:

Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars





Checker Lilies

The Checker Lilies are gorgeous!


Iris in bloom

The Iris are just beginning to bloom

These are just a small sampling of the wild flowers we found in the main section of the park (along the gravel road). My experience from years past is that the prairie land between there and the Row River Trail takes a little while longer to get into bloom.

Getting to Bake Stewart Park: Head out of Cottage Grove on Row River Road. At roughly 4 miles, be sure to turn left to stay on Row River Road. Bake Stewart Park is on your right, about 6 miles after the turn.

Spring Has Sprung, part II
Centennial Covered Bridge


  1. Wonderful wildflower photos! And you even chose four of my favorite Oregon wildflowers. 🙂

  2. Beautiful pics! The numbers of trout lilies and iris are really exceptional this year, as well as a bit early. Thanks Colette, good share!

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