Vista Trail: March 2021 and 2022

The Vista Trail follows a ridge of land located between the Rouge River and the Little Rouge Creek. I visited it last March and did so again this morning. Here are a few contrasting photo from the two years:

March 2021
March 2022
March 2021
March 2022
March 2021
Barberry (Berberis) March 2022
Sugar Maple Crown Gall March 2021
Sugar Maple Crown Gall March 2022

Other trail photos from 2022:

Pileated Woodpecker drilling
March 2022
Hornet’s nest

Some botany:

Basswood (Tilia americana)
Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)
Hop-hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)
White Oak (Quercus alba)
Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Round-leaved Dogwood (Cornus foemina)
Alternate-leaved Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)
White Birch (Betula papyrifera)


The stormy March is come at last,
With wind, and cloud, and changing skies;
I hear the rushing of the blast
That through the snowy valley flies.   – William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Vista Trail: March 2021 and 2022

  1. Lisa Volkov

    Yes, well–we did get a bit of a blast of snow just recently. That’s winter/spring in Canada–I don’t count snow or ice storms out until we’re a fair bit into April, whatever the calendar says! It is getting warmer, though–but I expect some back and worth for a while yet.
    In any case, it’s always great to see the Rouge area posted here– in any season!


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