Good morning fellow flora appreciators!
Every trail is different and offers new flora, fauna and views, but we probably all have a couple favourite places to explore. One of ours is University Heights Park. There are a variety of trails crisscrossing the park to explore so you can make your expedition and short one or a long one. The park gives you options, and we like all the possibilities it offers. Despite the smaller area that it covers the trails cover wooded, field and wetland habitats, so it offers a variety of habitats to home a variety of different plants. It's also close to our founder's home, so there is a bias of proximity too!
Spring is a busy time in the natural world, and if you don't want to miss a bloom you need to be outside constantly exploring the landscape. From one day to the next, new flora are sprouting up from the warming soil, budding and blooming. Yesterday was trout lily and blue cohosh, the day before was leatherwood and hepatica, and this morning bloodroot was budding in the morning sun.
Don't miss a bloom by following us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. And if you want the inside scoop on our hikes follow our adventures on Snapchat (username: ptboflora).
Happy sunshiny and warm weekend fellow flora appreciators!
With the temperatures finally above freezing and the snow having melted (hopefully for good), we have been back at it! So far here is what's blooming in Peterborough: coltsfoot, siberian squill and hepatica. Yesterday on our hike in University Heights Park we saw a couple budding plants, and we hope to see them blooming later today. We've recently fallen in love with Snapchat, so you can follow us on our hike later today (username: ptboflora)!
When we can resist going out to explore and actually stay indoors long enough we get a bunch of web work done. Our services page has been updated for the 2016 season with a list of guided hikes that are available. We also hope you like our new spring look, with the new year we felt like a web design change was in order. Out with the old and in with the new.
Finally, don't forget to share what's blooming for your chance to win as a part of our yearlong contest. We can't wait to see all the beauty blooms you share with us.