This is a great time to head over to Algonkian Park. There’s a great walking trail that runs along the river (park near the boat ramp) but there’s also this amazing field of flowers in bloom right now as well.
You’ll see a variety of flowers (bergamot, rudbeckia, milkweed, cardinal flower, thistle, mullein) as well as some grasses mixed in. When I was there this morning, the goldfinches, song sparrows and tree swallows were darting all through it, perching on stems and hunting insects. Dragonflies, butterflies and a variety of bees were enjoying all the vibrance.
It’s definitely worth a look. It’s a great example of what we can do in our yards to covert lawns into wildlife habitat.
If you haven’t been to Algonkian before, you can check out our google map for location, directions and more information about Algonkian Park. Enjoy!