We stopped by Wahkeena Nature Preserve this past weekend; unlike our previous trip, we didn’t hike the trails there. Instead we focused on the marsh, pond, and streams. Water lilies were blooming in both the pond and marsh, and as you can see above, bees were busy pollinating them.
Here are some more scenes from this wetland area.
If you go to check out the marsh, we recommend using some DEET this time of year to keep flying pests away.
We once again stopped to chat with the staff members there. They are so helpful. If you go to Wahkeena, it’s definitely worth stopping by to talk to them. They explained the there aren’t a lot of flowers at Wahkeena during the month of June, and the ones that are there tend to be green and white. So let’s take a look at some green and white flowers. 🙂
Despite the fact that it’s not really the season for colorful flowers, we did see a few anyway.
- Wahkeena Nature Preserve — General overview of this park and how to get there
- Wahkeena Nature Preserve — The official blog of the nature preserve
- TrekOhio: Fairfield County Parks & Nature Preserves — This is the county where Wahkeena is located. This page contains links to its official site, plus other parks in the county.
More on Fairfield County
9 thoughts on “Wahkeena in June”
Hi Deb, sorry it’s taken so long to fill in the blanks for you! You’re beautiful picture of the “flower center” is Swamp Rose, the first purple flower is Venus’s Looking Glass, and the last one that is also purple looks like a Vetch, but I don’t think you took that at our preserve! Could you have taken it in the parking area of Rhododendron Cove? Wonderful post as usual, thanks for visiting!
Don’t be concerned about it taking a while. I realize that you are busy. Thanks for helping with the flower identification. I could have sworn that the last photo (the Vetch) was taken at Wahkeena. However after looking at the background of the flower here and in a couple unpublished photos, I think that you are about it being taken near the parking lot at Rhododendron Cove. DOH!
Really beautiful flower photos! 🙂
Thank you, Carol. 🙂 You’ll never believe where we were today — on a 14 acre, floating island made of sphagnum moss. 😯
In Ohio??? Oh my gosh, I can’t wait to see those photos!
And there were carnivorous flowers growing out of the moss. 😯
In Ohio????? It’s so mysterious there… 🙂
Thank you, marviiilous! 🙂