We decided to take advantage of the nice weather and enjoy the spring explosion in the lower elevations by visiting both Porters Creek and the Cove Hardwoods Nature Trail.
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One of our first treats of the hike was this fine patch of crested dwarf irises, a favorite of both of ours.
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On the return trip we stopped by the Whaley homestead.  Upon her exploring of the spring house, Bonnie pointed out this smal crawfish.
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Several slopes were blanketed in the White Fringed Phacelia at both Porters Creek and the Chimneys Picnic Area.



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