May 14, 2021

Mountain laurel on Blue Trail

The Mountain Laurel is starting to bloom at Ivy Creek.  The best places to experience these blooms are along the Peninsula Trail and on the Blue Trail, down by the reservoir.  This month the Jefferson Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society's self-guided walk is led by Tana Herndon and Tana takes you along the Blue Trail specifically to experience the magic of Mountain Laurel.  Tana generously shares her intimate knowledge of the plants of Ivy Creek so you will learn about much more along the way.   You can take the walk onsite at Ivy Creek by following the plant list posted at the Kiosk that corresponds with numbered orange flags along the trails.  Or download the free Izi Travel app and take the walk with Tana's narrative and the photographs we provide of each plant.  Or use this link to take the walk with Tana from your home computer. 

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