Last Friday was such a beautiful day that I decided to
take a walk in one of our local State Parks in the Hocking
Hill's where I live. With camera in hand I ventured up into
Conkle's Hollow. The fields around the entry to the
hollow was alive with wildflowers and bees.
I had been worried about the lack of Honeybees
in my garden this summer but they were thankfully
in abundance on the wildflowers growing there.
Ox Eyed Sunflower
The Woodland Sunflowers hanging over the Big Pine
Creek which flows through the hollow looked so pretty.
Joe Pye Weed
The whole bank along this section of Big Pine Creek was
full of Joe Pye Weed.
The Bushy Asters were in abundance near the creek.
The name of this one has completely slipped my mind
at the moment. Forgive me of having a Duh moment.
Hillsides of woodland ferns are everywhere up in the
shady areas of the hollow.Growing on logs, rocks, and
in crevices of the cliffs that line the hollow to the waterfalls.
And of course the fields full of Yellow rod show in the previous
These are just a few of the wildflowers that grow and
bloom in my neighborhood at this time of the season.
With the changing of the leaves the Hocking Hill's
will become a riot of colors. The view from the ridge
rim path from Conkle's Hollow then is breathtaking.