A beautiful shot of our historic barn at Leslie Park

A beautiful shot of our historic barn at Leslie Park
The Barn at Leslie Park

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

May Apples in May!

These wildflowers are called May Apples (Podophyllum peltatum). They are native to Michigan and have appeared for the first time in the natural area between #6 tee and #9 tee.

In among that group is some Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) also a native of Michigan.

This is a picture a the hill between #13 tee and #11 fairway. This area has been managed through prescribed burns, handled by the City's Natural Areas Preservation, for several years and is becoming an example of a native savanna. Savannas are characterized by low, native plants growing under large, mature oak and hickory trees.

Here is a close-up of some of the irises that are starting to bloom in the gardens at the clubhouse.

And a picture of a Great Blue Heron (Aredea herodias)near #17 green.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Spring-time is Bloom-time!

Some photos from the last couple of weeks at Leslie Park Golf Course.

Cherry blooms near #5 tee.

Pear orchard between #6 and #8.

May apples (Podphyllum peltatum) and trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)along the left of #9.

Great Egret (Ardea alba) near #8 pond

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) on railroad tracks by #3

Whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus) on #9