Life Through My Lens: The Ford Loop at Worthington
If you don't want to miss the bluebells and early spring wildflowers, you need to get onto the Ford Loop trail at Worthington Farm, part of the Monocacy National Battlefield.
This one mile loop begins near the brick farmhouse. Find the path to the right of the house, and follow it through the woods, across the meadow, and then along the river. The closer you are to the river, the more abundant are the bluebells.
Mixed in with the bluebells are spring beauties, purple violets, and a white flower I had never seen before. After a little Googling, I discovered that it is the Star of Bethlehem, which is an invasive species, but quite pretty. The bluebells and the Stars of Bethlehem were beautiful together.
It always amazes me that this area of the river, which frequently floods, can produce such an abundance of amazing blue flowers. They line the dirt path on both sides in many places. The path is a little muddy in spots, and in one location, there are some very slippery stone steps that take you across a gully. I was glad I brought my walking stick.
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"Life Through My Lens" is a travel/photography blog written by Cam Miller, copyright 2014
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