We hiked through Indian Mound, along the river, and into the deep green moss-covered rock “fort” as I call it. There were lots of water fowl, including a Mallard couple cruising a rain-pond in the woods, and evidence of freshwater shellfish. The early wildflowers were abundant, growing right out of the big mossy boulders. There were bloodroot, hepatica, spring beauty, trillium, harbinger-of-spring, and dutchman’s breeches, to name but a few. Masses of ramps covered the ground. The restored cabin appeared to be finished.
The river and “fort”:
Ferns and fungus:
Ramps and the “duckpond” (couldn’t quite capture the ducks):
These are either the wildflower marsh marigolds, or the invasive lesser celandine, not sure: