1/3/21 Field Trip Forest Ridge Park

Members Herb and Pat Amyx led this trip to Forest Ridge Park. They were instrumental the creation of the wild life garden at the entrance.

Forest Ridge Park wildlife garden
Herb and Pat talking about the wildlife garden
Forest Ridge wildlife garden
Rain garden area in the wildlife Garden with Juncus, switchgrass (Panicums)
Forest Ridge Park wildlife garden
Herb near the rain garden
Forest Ridge Park wildlife garden
Native Muhly grass (with white plumes) and a green mat of Dianthus (not native) in the foreground.
Forest Ridge Park wildlife garden
The garden’s Wildlife Habitat certification from NC Wildlife Federation
Forest Ridge Park
Old re-sprouted tree amongst the young ones.
Forest Ridge Park
A small stream through a mossy “holly wood”.
Tipularia discolor
The winter leaves of Cranefly Orchid (Tipularia discolor).
Forest Ridge Park
Unidentified little mushrooms.
View of Falls Lake

Aplectrum hyemale
Puttyroot Orchid (Aplectrum hyemale) – another orchid with leaves in winter only
Forest Ridge Park
American holly, beeches and hardwoods on the slopes below the ridge.