Seven nature lovers enjoyed a perfect fall morning at Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park before changing weather arrived just after we finished our walk.
Ball’s Bluff is most known for its magical spring ephemeral wildflowers that bloom in March and April. On this October morning walk, leader Emily Southgate taught us about the changes fall brings to this woodland area. She showed us fall-blooming plants including Beech Drops, parasitic natives that only grow under Beech trees.
The group spent an enjoyable morning taking pictures and learning more about nature at Ball’s Bluff including how ferns reproduce. We also spotted what we think was a Peregrine Falcon high in the treetops.