i already shared pictures from our hike saturday, but the morning spent at cedars of lebanon state park also included a couple of cub scout service projects. the boys worked hard creating an anti-erosion channel to protect the bats in the hermit's cave . . .
and they each planted a little tree to help reclaim the farmland bought here with new deal program funding initiated by fdr during the great depression . . .
we were told that these are king's mast pines which are one of the tallest of the pine family and were used in shipbuilding for the center mast on the king's vessels . . .
while the boys were working, i was, of course, taking pictures. i can't resist the pretty flowers like the common violet . . .
this tiny delicate beauty, southern chervil of the parsley family i think . . .
some gorgeous creatures from the rangers' butterfly garden, like this wild columbine (swoon) . . .
and these unknowns. i should have written down the names as the butterfly garden flowers were all labeled; i was just too busy taking pictures!
i also snapped a pic of these sweet succulents for g (also unknown) . . .
and the sun in the leaves, of course! it was a lovely morning spent outdoors. if you're in the area, do check out cedars of lebanon state park. and remember, every day is earth day! :)