In Your Backyard: Spring Wildflowers

By Bryn Scriver, Preserve Volunteer and Outreach Specialist
All photos by Bryn Scriver

Dutchman’s breeches Dicentra cucullaria
Dutchman’s breeches Dicentra cucullaria

It’s spring in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve! Take a walk (remember to social/physical distance) to

enjoy the variety of wildflowers from the trails. Get out soon to see Dutchman’s breeches in Raymer’s Cove. Can you imagine little white pants hanging on a clothesline? Justa few patches of the delicate-looking Spring beauty can be found in Bill’s Woods near the entrance to Picnic Point. Easier to find are

 the bunches of bluish-purple flowering Virginia bluebells. Soon the carpets of trout lily will be blooming all along the main trail to the tip of Picnic Point.

Enjoy the fleeting nature of spring wildflowers in Wisconsin, but please don’t pick any flowers. The pollinators depend on them!

Please note, all Lakeshore Nature Preserve events, such as field trips and walks, volunteer events, private events, and use of the fire circles for fires have been canceled until further notice. Thanks for your cooperation.

Spring beauty (Claytonia virginica)
Spring beauty (Claytonia virginica)
Trout lily Erythronium albidum
Trout lily (Erythronium albidum)
Virginia bluebells Mertensia virginica
Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica)