wildflowers or my first bike ride of the season. The bike ride won, but it turned out to be a good afternoon for wildflowers as well.
I think of the northern leg of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail as the most scenic and the most likely section for nature but today I took the western segment that connects to the Kal-Haven Trail. This part of the trail runs from Westnedge Avenue near downtown Kalamazoo to the 10th street trailhead with lots of street crossings, light industry, and it includes nearly a mile on the edge of Ravine Road.
Individual Bloodroot flowers don't last long so I was happy to have seen them at their peak.