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:
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.