Bunchberry, aka dwarf cornel. Member of the dogwood family. Has a cluster of red berries in the fall.
Common strawberry.
False Solomon’s Seal
White Adder’s Mouth
Hairy Rockcress
Dyer’s Weed
Old Overgrown

We’re trying out a new logo – we’re looking to do a sign at the end of our driveway and we’ve tested about a thousand options so far! None have really clicked, but earlier this week, they released a new public-use font based on National Park signs (created with a router), so I thought I’d try something out. What do you think?


The beautiful woodland trillium. You should never pick wild ones – it can kill the entire plant.
Starflower: from the primrose family
Marsh marigolds are a common sight along rivers in the UP. These beauties were under water for more than a week and were still blooming after the water receded.
Wood anemone
Yellow violet
Forget-me-nots. These little blue beauties just started blooming.
Toothwort, pepperwort
Clintonia, also known as corn lily.
Flowering spurge



Dutchman’s Breeches: member of the bleeding heart family
Appropriately named Sweet White Violet

Trout Lily: The first flowers of 2019
Bloodroot: Poppy family and has medicinal uses.
Carolina Spring Beauty

The official tally of snow cover in Marquette was 165 days this winter. I suspect it was even longer at Old Overgrown. But now that most of the snow has melted (most of it – see photo below), the forest is finally coming to life!

And yet, she persisted. Snow on May 13, 2019 at Old Overgrown