April 5, 2011 - River Preserve County Park - Benton Spillway
River Preserve County Park is a well kept secret. The linear park, along the Elkhart River and adjacent canals, has several nice wildflower spots. One such place is a small woods just south of the Benton Dam, which is east of the parking lots at the Benton Spillway section of the River Preserve. On April 5 only Hepatica (Hepatica nobilis var. obtusa), Harbinger of Spring (Erigenia bulbosa) and Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica) were in bloom, but soon there will be many others.
Siberian Squill, a non-native garden plant that has naturalized in some woods