Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bellisimo Bells

The Bluebells that I posted a couple of days ago came with a challenge.  They were nice, but I thought that I could do better.  I knew where to look:  down below the Earl L. Core Arboretum is where I remember seeing the heaviest growth of Bluebells in past years.

To get there, I parked my car at the Star City portion of the Rail Trail and biked back towards town, past the sewage treatment plant.  It smelled as bad as it sounds.  I didn't even bother to snap a picture of the Fumb Duck that was bobbing for delicacies in the settlement pond.   But there was a reward:  Bluebells  (Mertensia virginica) as far as the eye could see.

 I was able to get a better closeup, too:

Here's the route:

Name:Track 014
Date:Apr 27, 2013 9:46 am
(valid until Oct 24, 2013)
View on Map
Distance:11.0 miles
Elapsed Time:1:41:44
Avg Speed:6.5 mph
Max Speed:16.0 mph
Avg Pace:9' 14" per mile
Min Altitude:732 ft
Max Altitude:1,009 ft
Start Time:2013-04-27T13:46:31Z
Start Location:
Latitude:39º 39' 32" N
Longitude:79º 59' 28" W
End Location:
Latitude:39º 39' 32" N
Longitude:79º 59' 28" W

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