One of the great benefits of my job is that I get to receive lots of trail updates from Bob Gore in the form of photos, videos and written observations. I look forward to them and share many of them with you all here. In mid July, Bob sent me notes that there was some rattlesnake plantain about to bloom and then followed up with this photograph. Rattlesnake plantain is a summer blooming member of the Orchis family. It's leaves form a distinctive white/green patterned rosette. If you have energy in this hot weather, take a walk on the red trail near the junction of the green trail and keep your eyes out to see if the blooms are still there.