Each month, The Kendalight features a column titled “Nature Sightings,” compiled by Kendal resident Betty W. Material for the column is drawn from the record of wildlife sightings observed by residents and recorded for the rest of the community to see. Birds and butterflies, deer and turtle, the list is always something different.
This being the best time of year for wildflowers, Betty also added a summary of blooms on Kendal’s Wildflower Hill (or, as some call it, Kendal Mountain). She took some pictures, as did another Kendal photographer, Eleanor H. The excerpt below is from the August issue of The Kendalight. This is a great time of year to take a stroll on the hill, to stop and smell the flowers.
Blooming on Wildflower Hill – July 14, 2011:
Alsike clover, birdsfoot trefoil,black-eyed susan, bladder campion,blazing star, bouncing bet, brown-eyed
susan, bull thistle (almost blooming), butterflyweed, Canada thistle, chicory, common plantain, creeping bell flower, crocosmia (one plant, must have migrated from Bill’s garden), Culver’s root (I think; first time I saw it there), cup plant (will bloom very soon), curled dock, daisy fleabane, dame’s rocket (still a little), day lily, Deptford pink, English plantain, European horsemint, gray-headed coneflower (I think it’s gray not green), heal-all, indian hemp, milkweed, oxeyed daisy, purple coneflower, Queen Anne’s lace, rattlesnake master, red clover, sow thistle, St. Johnswort, sweet pea, sweet William, teasel, western ironweed, yarrow (both common white and a few pink), yellow and white sweet clover, and white vervain (at the bench by Rock Pond). AND – There is now a bench on the top of Wildflower Hill, thanks to Ben L.!
Come see for yourself! -Betty W.