“It is apparent that no lifetime is long enough in which to explore the resources of a few square yards of ground.”
~Alice M. Coats
Interrupting the southern posts is this weekend’s walk at Knights Hill Nature Park (New London, NH), which we chose because milkweed is blooming now and this place is filled to the brim with milkweed. We hoped to see some monarch larvae on the plants but alas, did not. Yet. We saw some orange butterflies but they were flitting so fast we couldn’t identify them.
Still, milkweed is beautiful in its own right, as are purple vetch, everlasting pea in pink and lavender, black-eyed Susans, white yarrow, blue self-heal, grasses, bramble, mountain laurel, and other meadow plants, and the many ferns and fungi living here, plus the dragonflies, the honey, mason and bumble bees, and this time even some tiny frogs.