All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

Celandine Poppies blooming on the Northridge Trail. I was amazed when I saw this part of the trail on 04-04-04, the upper part of the ridge was still brown and had very few wildflowers. As I walked down the trail into the valley along the stream, there...
Celandine Poppies blooming on the Northridge Trail. I was amazed when I saw this part of the trail on 04-04-04, the upper part of the ridge was still brown and had very few wildflowers. As I walked down the trail into the valley along the stream, there was an "explosion" of wildflowers, Oak Ridge's version of Shangri La! I was shocked and angered to see a man digging plastic shopping bags full of plants from this area. He didn't seem to care that it is against the law to dig from the Greenbelt forests.

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