This morning Wooster’s Sedimentology & Stratigraphy class visited Wooster Memorial (“Spangler”) Park for some field experience. A few of the students are shown above exploring a magnificent glacial deposit. I never did get a photo with all 21 students in it.
The students are each writing a blog entry about the geology of this park as a writing assignment. You can see the instructions and additional images on our course page. The best entry will soon be posted in this blog under the student’s name. Above is a nice stream-side outcrop of the Logan Formation (Lower Carboniferous).
It was a chilly but mercifully dry day for us. Classic early spring foliage for northeastern Ohio. [Dr. Lyn Loveless, our expert botanist, comes through in the comments: “Classic Spring Foliage – mostly (it seems from this scale) Dutchman’s Breeches, Dicentra cucullaria. One stray Trillium. Ah, Spring in Ohio!”]
The most noteworthy flower this week is Trillium grandiflorum, a beautiful three-petaled white flower with six stamens.
This purple flower is unknown to me so far. I hope a kind expert adds its name in the comments![Lyn Loveless again is the kind commenter: “Phlox divaricata – Wild blue phlox.”]
Phlox divericata – Wild blue phlox.
Classic Spring Foliage – mostly (it seems from this scale) Dutchman’s Breeches, Dicentra cucullaria. One stray Trillium. Ah, Spring in Ohio!
Thanks, Lyn! Beautiful foliage.